Think of Me (Hardback)
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Think of Me (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 12/05/2022
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Exploring love born in the shadow of conflict and the enduring effects of secrets and fear, Think of Me revolves around a former soldier, now the vicar of a small Hampshire parish, his beautiful Alexandrian wife he met in the war, and the past they cannot leave behind.

A heartbreaking new novel of love, war and betrayal from the international bestselling author of We Must Be Brave.

When I open my eyes I see a small dark shape at the end of the pew under the window. A piece of cloth, a handkerchief perhaps? No, a woman's headscarf.

The blue is bright, Mediterranean.

I can't for the life of me remember seeing it before. But all the same it seems familiar. More than familiar. As if I've held it in my hands before. As if it's been next to Yvette's skin.

James Acton has come to the village of Upton to begin again. As his grief over the death of his wife eases, he hopes to find new purpose as the vicar of this small, Hampshire parish, still emerging from the long shadow of the war.

James's own war was in the Western Desert, where he fell in love, first with the thrill of being a hurricane pilot and then with Yvette Haddad, the captivating, enigmatic young Alexandrian with a penchant for dangerous driving.

The past has a way of clinging on to us, and even as James embarks on new beginnings, finding friends - and even love - among the people of Upton, the secrets he has held on to so tightly for years threaten to break loose. But Yvette had secrets too, and as James follows a trail that leads him back through the landscape of their marriage, what he discovers about both of them will change everything...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008432270
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An utterly charming, heartbreaking and beautifully captured story of love, friendship and sacrifice. It will stay with you long after you close the pages' - Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

'An epic and intensely moving novel that crosses the boundaries of place and time to weave a powerful story about overcoming the complications of love and grief - the things we try to spare one another, the things we cannot bear to see. It's a warm book, an intelligent one, richly observed, clear-eyed, and the generosity of its final pages moved me to tears' - Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

'Rich with historical detail, and heartbreaking and hopeful in equal measure, Think of Me is a luminous, compassionate exploration of grief and the tragic effects of loss and secrecy on a family's closest bonds' - Rafe Posey, author of The Stars We Share

'Now feels like the perfect moment for this book. A beautifully written story of lives devastated by war and loss, it's a love letter to life itself, about the power of kindness and patient resilience to make us whole again. Subtle and richly evoked, it's refreshingly authentic to its era, yet timeless in its profound understanding of love, grief and the slow blossoming of solace. It is so good to be reminded that the path from desolation to consolation has always been well-worn, lit by that most vital human instinct - hope.' - ML Steadman, author of The Light Between Oceans

'Think of Me is a simply gorgeous, sophisticated novel that breaks your heart then mends it again. In this stunning masterpiece, Liardet's poignant prose celebrates the triumph of love over death and of faith over grief. This timeless tale is surely destined to be a classic' - Stephanie Dray, author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette

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“Heartwarming”

I really loved this book! I was hooked from the start and read it in a day. When James finds what he thinks is his deceased wife's scarf in his church it sets him off on a trail that makes him face up to his past... More

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“Another beautiful story from this author”

A beautiful book, and a really heartfelt story of love, loss, courage and tragedy.

The author has a beautiful way with words, and really managers to portray the emotions of the characters very well. Her writing... More

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“A Second World War hitorical fiction story set in Africa and England and I had no idea Clergymen fought in the war!”

1942: Due to the war, half of Alexandria has fled to the countryside, the Haddad family decide to stay and are looking forward to their eldest daughter’s wedding. Cecla is marrying flying officer Peter Ingram, the... More

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