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Family Ties: A secret from the past threatens the present

Wendy Robertson

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction, Sagas, Historical fiction, Family & relationships

A powerful story from this well-loved author, charting the ties that bind a family together across four generations

Wendy Robertson's sparkling saga weaves an intriguing web of different generations, which spans half a century

In 1991, Bronwen Carmichael is a student at Durham University. Researching aspects of the Second World War, she comes across her mother Rosa's journal, written in 1954 when Rosa was thirteen and England was recovering from the war. And, as Bronwen discovers, it was a dark time in Rosa's childhood too.

At the heart of the diary is a deep family secret which now, fifty years later, could severely disturb the self-contained Carmichael women. This secret has tied the family - matriarch Kate, writer Rosa, academic Bronwen, and daughter Lily - with invisible cords which now threaten to break and change the family forever...

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Wendy Robertson

Wendy Robertson has written short stories, some journalism and many novels - the latest being Sandie Shaw and the Millionth Marvel Cooker and The Woman Who Drew Buildings - all now available as ebooks. She has built up a substantial following on her blog LIFE TWICE TASTED ( It averages 2,500 visitors a month - 33,000 since she started. You can also find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @lifetwicetasted.

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