The Light Behind The Window (Paperback)
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The Light Behind The Window (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/08/2012
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The present: Emilie de la Martinieres has always fought against her aristocratic background, but after the death of her glamorous, distant mother, she finds herself alone in the world and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home in the south of France. An old notebook of poems leads her in search of the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the course of her family history. As Emilie unravels the story, she too embarks on her own journey of discovery, realising that the chateau may provide clues to her own difficult past and finally unlock the future. The past: London 1943. A young office clerk, Constance Carruthers, is drafted into the SOE, arriving in occupied Paris during the climax of the conflict. Separated from her contact in her very first hours in France, she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family who are caught up in a deadly game of secrets and lies. Forced to surrender her identity and all ties to her homeland and her beloved husband, Constance finds herself drawn into a complex web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come. From the author of the international bestseller, Hothouse Flower, Lucinda Riley's new novel is a breathtaking and intense story of love, war and, above all, forgiveness. ** Note to readers: In the US, this book is published under the title The Lavender Garden. **

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447218425

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I don't want to really give anything away, as what Lucinda Riley does best is entice the reader into a world of secrets, twists, love, war and redemption. However, what I will say, is that 'The Light Behind... More

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5th September 2012
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The Light Behind the Window is my first novel by Lucinda Riley, and will not be my last. The book is cleverly written, set in both the 1940s, telling Connie’s heroic story, and the late 90s, as Emilie unearths the de... More

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3rd October 2013
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“Sweeping, cinematic, beautiful”

Lucinda Riley writes novels for a genre that is sadly hard to come by these days - Commercial fiction with a literary twist. 'The Light Behind the Window' upholds the author's preferred style - A... More

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3rd September 2012
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