A compelling story of family secrets; of love, and loss, and the strength of the human spirit to overcome tragedy and heartache. Eighty-three-year-old Agnes Grainger, with an impressive career as a top barrister behind her readily agrees when her granddaughter Nicola, a successful journalist, asks to interview her for a series of articles on working women in the sixties until she realises that Nicola is also looking for personal background. Terrible secrets lie in Agnes’ past; secrets that have lain long-buried for over half a century, secrets that have involved murder, tragedy and broken lives. Agnes is worried that the truth will devastate her granddaughter, but how can she tell her story without revealing those secrets? Agnes is plunged back in time, to the years of the Second World War, recalling the harshness and cruelty of the orphanage in which she was raised. Despite the grim start to her life, Agnes is spirited and impulsive, never allowing the bleakness of her existence to get her down. Then at the age of fourteen everything changes when Harry, an East End evacuee, is sent to the orphanage and she falls in love. However their happiness is short-lived when one night in 1944 they are caught up in a brutal murder and Harry is forced to flee back to London. Although their love survives the separation, the consequences of their secret affair have a shocking outcome.
ISBN: 9781803025896
Type: Paperback
Pages: 420
Published: 5 August 2022
Price: $14.45

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