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The Liberation by Kate Furnivall

Paperback original / Simon & Schuster / £7.99 / 3 November 2016

The Liberation by Kate Furnivall

Author of internationally bestselling The Russian Concubine returns with an unforgettably powerful story of love, loss and the long shadow of war.

‘Set in Sorrento and Naples this is a thrilling roller-coaster of a read, seductive, mysterious and edgy. I LOVED it’  Dinah Jefferies

The Liberation is set in Italy in 1945 as British and American troops attempt to bring order to the devastated country and Italy’s population fights to survive. Caterina Lombardi is desperate – her father is dead, her mother has disappeared and her brother is being drawn towards danger. One morning, among the ruins of the bombed Naples streets, Caterina is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect her own life and in doing so forges a future in which she must clear her father's name. An Allied Army officer accuses him of treason and Caterina discovers a plot against her family. Who can she trust and who is the real enemy now? And will the secrets of the past be her downfall?

Detailed research and wonderfully drawn characters make this a powerful, gripping read.

Kate Furnivall is the author of eight novels, including the international bestseller The Russian Concubine. She lives in Devon.

Praise for Kate Furnivall

  • ‘Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric’ Kate Mosse 
  • ‘The definition of a terrifically well-written page-turner’ Dinah Jefferies
  •  ‘A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge.’ Times 
  • ‘Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last’ Sun 
  • ‘Truly captivating’ Elle  
  • ‘Perfect escapist reading’ Marie Claire  
  • ‘An achingly beautiful epic’ New Woman
  • ‘A rollicking good read’ The Daily Telegraph 
  • ‘Breathtakingly good’ Marie Claire  

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