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The Sound of the Hours (Hardback)
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The Sound of the Hours (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 11/07/2019
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Divided by loyalties, brought together by war September, 1943. Tuscany, Italy. In the hilltop town of Barga, everyone holds their breath. Even the bells fall silent. Everything Vittoria Guidi knows and loves is at risk. German troops occupy the mountains around her home, as America's Buffalo Soldiers prepare to invade. As Vittoria's country is torn in two, so is her conscience. Should she side with her Scots-Italian father or her Fascist mother? Should she do what she is told - or what she believes in? Frank Chapel, a young, black American soldier fighting with the Buffalo soldiers for a country that refuses him the vote, is unlike anyone Vittoria has ever met. In the chaos, they find each other - but can their growing love overcome prejudice and war?

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408857373
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 596 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Sound of the Hours is a beautiful and important book. Karen Campbell's gorgeous prose and epic, page-turning story swept me away to a beautiful place during its worst moment in history. Brava! -- HELEN FITZGERALD, author of The Cry
Generous-spirited, big-hearted -- Praise for 'This is Where I Am' * Daily Mail *
A story of tragedy told with such eloquence and elegance as to renew our faith in the resilience of the human spirit -- Praise for 'This is Where I Am', Kerry Young
The launch of The Sound of the Hours with Karen Campbell

The launch of The Sound of the Hours with Karen Campbell

Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street
Tuesday 16th July 19:00

We are very pleased to be launching Karen Campbell's new book The Sound of the Hours in store. Tickets are free but must be reserved via ink. What side do you pick when the lines are blurred? September, 1943. Tuscany, Italy. In the hilltop town of Barga, everyone holds their breath. Even the bells fall silent. Everything Vittoria Guidi knows is at risk. German troops occupy the mountains around her home, as US Buffalo soldiers prepare to invade. Trapped, does she side with her Scots-Italian father or Fascist mother as her country - and future - is torn in two? Frank Chapel, a young, black American soldier fighting for a country that refuses him the vote, is unlike anyone Vittoria has ever met. In the chaos, they find each other. But, as loyalties are tested, families fall apart... Karen Campbell launches her new novel 'The Sound of the Hours' a novel about identity, conflict and love, set during World War Two in Barga – Italy’s most Scottish town.

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