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From the bestselling author of A Week in Paris, a Good HousekeepingReader Recommends novel.

'Gloriously absorbing and beautifully written … her best novel yet' Cathy Kelly

London, the present day:Emily Gordon has found her dream job, as an editor at a small publishing house. When the biography of a late great English novelist crosses her desk, she discovers, buried beneath the history, a story that simply has to be told…

London, 1948:Isabel Barber has barely arrived in the city when a chance meeting leads to a job offer, and a fascinating career beckons. But as she develops a close working relationship with a charismatic young debut novelist the professional soon becomes personal, and she finds herself fighting for her very survival…

A compelling and engrossing story of hidden lives and secret pasts from the bestselling author of A Place of Secretsand A Gathering Storm.

'A terrific story, with powerful, truthful emotions' Elizabeth Buchan

'Brings post-war London wonderfully alive. I loved it' Daisy Waugh

Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, where she taught publishing and creative writing at the University of East Anglia until deciding to become a full-time writer. She is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of ten novels, including The Love Child. She is married to the writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons. Visit her at RachelHore.co.uk and connect with her on Twitter @RachelHore.

‘Compelling, engrossing and moving; a perfect holiday indulgence’

– Santa Montefiore on The Silent Tide

‘A tour de force. Rachel’s Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious’

– Judy Finnigan on A Week in Paris

‘Engrossing and romantic, it’s a wonderful story of family secrets and the choices women make’

– Jane Thynne on The Silent Tide

‘With a serious eye for exquisite detail, Hore’s latest, brilliantly crafted novel aptly follows a photographer, Lucy. She takes a journey to capture past, life-changing family secrets, embracing three generations along the way, across Cornwall, London East Anglia and Occupied France’

– Mirror on A Gathering Storm

‘A fascinating, hugely readable book . . . Rachel Hore’s research and her mastery of the subject is deeply impressive’

– Judy Finnigan on A Place of Secrets

‘Another of this year’s top offerings’

– Daily Mail on The Glass Painter's Daughter

‘Pitched perfectly for a holiday read’

– Guardian on The Memory Garden

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