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The New Mrs Clifton (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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At the close of the Second World War, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton returns to London. On his arm is Krista, the German wife he married secretly in Berlin.

For his sisters, this broken woman is nothing more than the enemy. For Nella, Gus's loyal fiancee, it is a terrible betrayal. These three friends wonder what hold Krista has over decent, honourable Gus.

And, they ask themselves, how far will they have to go to permanently get her out of their home, their future, their England?

'Buchan brilliantly captures the blighted atmosphere of blitzed London.' - The Daily Mail

'The tension is palpable and the atmosphere claustrophobic. Buchan vividly conveys the mood of a post-war London brought to its knees. A powerful and emotional read. '  - The Sunday Express

'I loved this story of post-war adjustment which sets up a mystery on the first page.'  - Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist

'So so good. Great writing, great story. I could not put it down.' - Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405918190
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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At the close of the Second World War, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton returns to London. On his arm is Krista, the German wife he married secretly in Berlin. For his sisters, this broken woman is nothing more than the enemy . . . * from the publisher's description *
Keeps you guessing throughout and the unsettling ending doesn't disappoint . . . An immensely engaging read that will make you see post-war Britain in a new light * WI Life *
A wonderful book about life in post-war London ... Buchan's believable characters live in a world of bombsites, shortages and speculators that is deftly realised * The Times *
When their brother brings home a German bride in the wake of the Second World War, two sisters wonder what hold she has over him in the elegantly written The New Mrs Clifton * Good Housekeeping *
Impressive . . . nerve-janglingly engrossing . . . Buchan brings the period vividly to life * Sunday Times *
A truly wonderful writer. Her books are rich with authentic period detail and her characters are vivid and intensely believable - I love this book -- Peter James
I loved The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan, a story of post-war adjustment which sets up a mystery on the first page -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Stylist *
Compassionate and gripping -- Fanny Blake * Woman and Home *
This compelling novel deals with the complex legacy of the war years ... Buchan, who brilliantly captures the blighted atmosphere of blitzed London and bomb-destroyed Berlin, is equally good on the emotional fall-out ... Slowly revealing the hidden secrets and chaos of the characters' inner lives, the novel describes how everyday life is tainted by the knowledge of what went on and the desperate measures that ordinary people had to take to survive the extraordinary circumstances * Daily Mail *
The tension is palpable and the atmosphere claustrophobic. Buchan vividly conveys the dispirited mood of a post-war London brought to its knees ... Her depiction of the horrors of wartime Berlin is equally compelling. She dissects her characters with precision to show the personal cost of war ... A powerful and emotional read -- FIVE STARS * Sunday Express *
So so good. Great writing, great story. I could not put it down -- Internationally bestselling author, Marian Keyes
Buchan vividly captures weary postwar Britain in this evocative, emotional novel * Daily Express *
With such a vivid, thought-provoking evocation of life in ravaged, post-war London, there's plenty to enjoy * Irish Sunday Independent *

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Whispering Stories

“A wonderful emotional story”

Gus Clifton had been working in Germany for the British Government during WWII. The war is now over and he has returned to the home he shares with his sisters, widower Julia, and carefree Tilly.

Gus is not alone... More

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TripFiction

“Novel set in post WW2 CLAPHAM (finding colour in life)”

The novel is beautifully written, with a layering of melancholia that never really lifts, reflecting the era. The wording, too, is suffused with monochrome tones and detai,l as the people in Clapham try to pick over... More

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“Unexpectedly fantastic”

Wow can I just say I was not expecting to like this book at all. It was given to me by a friend and I was in all honesty anticipating it would be a drivel-filled, poorly-written nightmare. I was so wrong

This book is... More

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