A stunning novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE KASHMIR SHAWL
Born into a down-at-heel family, Nancy Wix is more than her past dictates – more ambitious than the daughter of a faded showman, more original than a woman who will be confined by polite conventions. The end of the Great War has left a stricken London on the brink of an uncertain future, and with their hard-won freedoms now in doubt Nancy and her fellow suffragettes must strive all over again for the right to control their own destinies.
At a time when shattered families are struggling to let go of their dead, Nancy discovers she has a gift that offers hope to the loved ones of the lost generation, and a chance encounter reveals a way in which she might use it for her own ends.
As Nancy struggles to break free from the rigid bonds of society and find her place in the world, the only thing that could hold her back is her love for an unattainable man...
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‘Wonderful...a spellbinding, romantic story’ WOMAN AND HOME
‘Vintage Thomas, with all her trademark richness and depth ... The thinking woman’s popular novelist’ SAGA
‘An atmospheric tale of a woman breaking boundaries in early 20th-century London’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘Lush and satisfying ... Brimming with magic, love and brilliantly realized characters’ SUNDAY MIRROR
‘Heartfelt, poignant and moving’ LOVEREADING
‘A gorgeous glimpse of the 1920s’ BELLA
Praise for THE ILLUSIONISTS:
‘Love, seduction, magic and illusion collide as Rosie Thomas takes us on a spellbinding journey through an extremely shadowy world’ Daily Express
‘A brilliant Gothic mix of glitter and grime and so atmospheric you can almost see the pea-soupers’ Daily Mail
‘Always engaging: a beautifully written novel that will magic you away to the seedy streets of turn-of-the-century London’ Stylist
Praise for The Kashmir Shawl:
‘A superbly researched and vivid evocation of wartime Kashmir and Ladakh’ Daily Mail
‘A spellbinding tale. Beautifully written, honest and compassionate...a delight from start to finish’
‘An epic tale...A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons. For fans of Maggie O’Farrell’
The sequel to the stunning novel The Illusionists, from the bestselling author of The Kashmir Shawl.
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