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- DescriptionSecrets and memories collide in The Twilight Hour, the new vel from bestselling author Nicci Gerrard. 'Be with me w, at the twilight hour. When the light fails.' 'I'm here.' 'Tell me.' 'What shall I tell you?' 'Tell me about us, when we were young. What was it like? What was I like then?' Elear Lee has lived a fiercely independent existence for over ninety years, but w it's time to tidy her life away - books, photographs, paintings, letters - a lifetime of possessions all neatly boxed up for the last time. But amongst them there are some things that must be kept hidden. And, nearing blindness, Elear needs help to uncover them before her children and grandchildren do. Peter, a young man with a broken heart who feels as lost as Elear's past, is employed to help with this task. And together they uncover traces of ather life - words and photographs telling a story of forbidden love, betrayal, passion, grief and self-sacrifice, which Elear must visit one last time. By speaking her memories out loud, and releasing the secrets of her past, Elear can finally lay them to rest. To hour them at last, and protect those who must never kw. Praise for Nicci Gerrard: 'Beguiling, poignant, wonderful' Sunday Express 'Acutely observed and beautifully written' Woman and Home 'Subtle, poignant and tremendously skilful' Observer Nicci Gerrard writes for the Observer and is the co-author, with Sean French, of the bestselling Nicci French thrillers. She lives in Suffolk with her husband and four children. Her vels Things We Knew Were True, Solace, The Moment You Were Gone, The Winter House and Missing Persons are all published by Penguin and received rave reviews.
- Author BiographyAs well as being a novelist, Nicci Gerrard is a journalist, a campaigner and a humanist celebrant. In 2016 she won the Orwell Prize for Journalism, for 'Exposing Britain's Social Evils', for a piece exploring the 'language' of dementia. Following her father's terrible final year and his death in November 2014, she and her friend Julia Jones founded John's Campaign, which insists that the carers of people with dementia have the same right as parents of sick children to accompany them when in hospital. The campaign, which seeks to make care for those who are vulnerable and powerless more compassionate, began in a kitchen but is now a national movement, recognised by NHS policy makers, by charities, by nurses and doctors and carers. Four hundred hospitals have already signed up to the campaign.
- Author(s)Nicci Gerrard
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication23/10/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2015
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Weight287 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine25 mm
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