The Memory Box: Heartbreaking historical fiction set partly in World War Two, inspired by true events, from the global bestselling author (Paperback)Kathryn Hughes (author)
'UTTERLY UNPUTDOWNABLE' Jenny Ashcroft
Some love stories last a lifetime...
'Wow, wow, wow!!! The BEST BOOK I have read all year. A gorgeous story which had me hooked. Make sure you have a box of tissues when you read this beautiful story '
'A heartbreaking and heartwarming tale of love, loss and forgiveness' Daily Mail
'A spellbinding tale with lots of surprises and endearing characters. Hughes is a wonderful storyteller' Woman's Weekly
From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Letter, Kathryn Hughes, and inspired by true events, an unforgettable, moving and timeless story of love and war which will stay with you for ever. Readers who adored The Nightingale, The Notebook or The Rainbow will love to unlock The Memory Box...
Jenny Tanner opens the box she has cherished for decades. Contained within are her most precious mementoes, amongst them a pebble, a carving and a newspaper cutting she can hardly bear to read. But Jenny knows the time is finally here. After the war, in a mountainside village in Italy, she left behind a piece of her heart. However painful, she must return to Cinque Alberi. And lay the past to rest.
After a troubled upbringing, Candice Barnes dreams of a future with the love of her life - but is he the man she believes him to be? When Candice is given the opportunity to travel to Italy with Jenny, she is unaware the trip will open her eyes to the truth she's been too afraid to face. Could a place of goodbyes help her make a brave new beginning?
Will you be the next reader to lose your heart to The Memory Box?
'With beautiful writing, wonderful characters, and a page-turning plot, Kathryn has given us another unputdownable read. Warmth and heart burst from every page, transporting the reader from joy to heartbreak. I couldn't have loved it more' JENNY ASHCROFT
'I could not put this book down! It is absolutely phenomenal from the very first page right until the very last page. It is heartbreaking, joyful, hopeful, and a book that you won't want to put down '
'I have loved every single one of Kathryn Hughes' books, but this one was my absolute favourite! '
'I love WW2 fiction and The Memory Box didn't disappoint. It's an emotive, thought-provoking read about love, loss and forgiveness'
'The twist at the end made me gasp! '
'I absolutely loved this book. Devoured it in a few days. I eagerly await more of Kathryn Hughes' books. I will be first in line. Excellent '
'What a gorgeously written tale. This story was heartbreaking but also heartwarming. Full of unexpected twists, this one had me gripped! '
'A stunningly beautiful story. Brilliantly developed characters. A heart-warming and emotional read that I read in one sitting '
'I absolutely adored this book! The story had me finishing the book in no time! A story that will stay with me a while'
'An extremely well researched story, beautifully told. It is sad in places, but heartwarming in others'
'A heartwarming, well-written story. Heartbreaking in places but a story that had to be told '
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
A heartbreakingly powerful read * Sun *
Storytelling at its finest with characters that come alive and a plot that dances with intrigue. An absolutely first-class read that does not disappoint * Prima *
A gripping read * Woman & Home *
Gripping and heartbreaking * Woman's Weekly *
Warm and witty, with super characters * My Weekly *
Gripping * Good Housekeeping *
Autumnal Sunday afternoons were invented to read heart-tugging novels like this * Red *
This moving love story had everyone talking . . . Get set to be hooked * Look *
A must-have * Sunday Express *
Impeccably researched * Daily Mail *
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“An emotional and beautifully written story.”
I read this book in just over a day (which is very fast for me!) It gripped me from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down.
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“An emotive read. Highly recommend.”
This beautifully written novel is emotive, thought-provoking and full of surprises.
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“One of my favourite reads of the year and one I won't forget”
The Memory Box had me spellbound from start to finish. It's beautifully written, evocative and emotional and absolutely my favourite kind of read.
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