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The House with Blue Shutters By Lisa Hilton

The House with Blue Shutters

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An evocative first novel about forbidden love and the power of secrets, set between Occupied France and the modern day.

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The House with Blue Shutters by Lisa Hilton

CASTROUX, FRANCE, 1939. In a bare farmhouse above the village, Oriane lives in desperate poverty. When the Germans invade, her simple world crumbles. Passions erupt, moral boundaries break down, and rebellion is soon in the air. CASTROUX, FRANCE, 2000. In an idyllic gite overlooking the river, Claudia sunbathes on the terrace. She's pregnant, trapped, and terrified of the future. She confides only in an elderly neighbour, Oriane, and discovers that she too once carried a shameful secret. THE HOUSE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS. Witness to the horrors of war and the heartache that followed. A place where history echoes off every wall...

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Hilton's style is positivly edible * Sunday Telegraph *
Refreshing both in the lightness of touch and the vividness of description * Sunday Express *
Scintillating... vivid * Observer *

About Lisa Hilton


After reading English at Oxford, Lisa Hilton studied history of art in France and Italy. Since the, she has freelanced for Vogue, Harpers, The New York Times and the national broadsheets, and is the author of several critically acclaimed works of non-fiction. She has also written and presented programmes for the BBC. She lives between London and the South of France.

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GOR001970353
The House with Blue Shutters by Lisa Hilton
Lisa Hilton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2010-07-01
440
1848874669
9781848874664
N/A
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