The Hidden Palace

The Hidden Palace

Dinah Jefferies

ISBN
9780008427054
Pub date
15/09/2022
Imprint
HarperCollins
Binding
Paperback
Format
B Format 129x198mm
Extent
400 pages
Price
£8.99
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Book Overview


An island of secrets. A runaway. And a promise…

A rebellious daughter
1923. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets.

A sister with a secret
1944. Running from the brutality of war in France, Florence Baudin faces a new life. But her estranged mother makes a desperate request: to find her vanished sister, who went missing years before.

A rift over generations
Betrayals and secrets, lies and silence hang between the sisters. A faded last letter from Rosalie is Florence’s only clue, the war an immovable barrier – and time is running out…

Praise for Daughters of War

‘A wonderfully evocative and sensual writer’ SANTA MONTEFIORE

‘A warm and engrossing tale of passion and courage. I loved it’ RACHEL HORE

‘Love, grief, abandonment, betrayal and secrets … I adored it’ LIZ NUGENT

‘A rich tapestry of courage, passion and family secrets beneath the dark shadows of war’ HAZEL GAYNOR

‘A glorious page-turner … a novel to disappear into’ GILL PAUL

About the author


Dinah Jefferies began her career with The Separation, followed by the number 1 Sunday Times and Richard and Judy bestseller The Tea-Planter’s Wife. Born in Malaysia, she moved to England at the age of nine. When she began writing novels, deeply influenced by her Eastern childhood, she was able to return there on annual research trips for each new novel.With her most recent bestseller, her seventh novel The Tuscan Contessa, she has moved to writing about a European setting for the first time and continues that in this new series.She is published in 28 languages and over 30 countries and has twice been a Richard and Judy bookclub pick.

Reviews


  • More praise for Daughters of War
  • ‘A stirring, richly-imagined novel about bravery and love and family loyalty tested to its limits’ RACHEL RHYS
  • ‘As layers of long-hidden family secrets emerge, you are sure to be hooked to the very last page’ LIZ TRENOW
  • ‘Rich in courage, love and sacrifice, but chilling and taut in its portrayal of the horrors of war’ KATE FURNIVALL
  • ‘Lushly descriptive, exciting and vivid, this is a warm and exciting tale that will pull you in and refuse to let you go’ TRACY REES
  • A tender, moving and at times heartbreaking story’ SINEAD MORIARTY