The Hour of Separation

The Hour of Separation

‘An epic yet heartbreakingly intimate novel of conflict and betrayal, and of the pain of lost love’ Kate Mosse

A long-buried secret, a heart-breaking betrayal…

Estelle never really knew her mother, Fleur, but is haunted by her legacy. A legendary resistance heroine in the Great War, she had helped Allied soldiers escape from Belgium – and was not alone in paying a terrible price.

Christa’s father was one of those Fleur saved – but he returned home a ruined man. So, when Estelle arrives on Christa’s doorstep hungry for information about her mother, an intense and complex friendship is ignited.

In 1939, as conflict grips Europe once more, Estelle follows her mother’s destiny. Then Christa discovers that Fleur was betrayed by someone close to her and the truth may destroy them all…


‘A beautiful, romantic and touching book. The prose is elegant and evocative and, McMahon’s research is scholarly and meticulous’ Jonathan Lynn, film director

‘Katharine McMahon is a historical novelist who can turn her hand to any period and bring it thrillingly alive. [The Hour of Separation is] very possibly her best and most powerful book so far’ Readers Digest

‘Tender and painterly…rather beautiful’ Irish Times
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 14th June 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780297866084

Reviews

Intense and emotional, The Hour of Separation takes us deep into the shadows cast by violence and conflict. Terrific
Elizabeth Buchan
An epic yet heartbreakingly intimate novel of conflict and betrayal, and of the pain of lost love
Kate Mosse