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Letters From the Past: The captivating new family drama from the Sunday Times Bestseller - the perfect escape for 2020!

Erica James

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The compelling new novel from bestselling author Erica James

A sweeping story of family, love and betrayal set in a quintessential Suffolk village, from bestselling author Erica James

With its winding high street lined with a greengrocers, post office, pub and church, Melstead St Mary is the perfect English village. Neighbours look out for neighbours, and few things trouble the serene surface of the community.

But when residents start to receive anonymous letters containing secret information about their pasts - secrets that no one else is meant to know - life in Melstead St Mary is about to change, possibly forever...

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Readers are enchanted by Erica's sweeping novels...

'A glorious summer story which sizzles with passion: idyllic location, compelling characters and lives so interwoven that their secrets have the power to change everything. I wanted it to go on forever'
Cathy Bramley

'Joyously readable'
Woman & Home

'The setting is almost a character in itself in this evocative tale of tears and laughter'
Woman Magazine

'Erica James offers glorious escapism set in a house to die for'
Sunday Express Magazine

'Full of warmth and appeal'
Good Housekeeping

'A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad'
Daily Telegraph

'Absorbing and uplifting'
My Weekly

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Erica James

With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.

The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, Coming Home to Island House and Song of the Skylark, Erica divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.

Visit her website www.ericajames.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @TheEricaJames

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