The Aftermath

The Aftermath : Now A Major Film Starring Keira Knightley

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In the bitter winter of 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives with her only remaining son Edmund in the ruins of Hamburg. Here she is reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an extraordinary decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

'Profoundly moving, beautifully written. Ponders issues of decency, guilt and forgiveness' Independent

'Terrific. Suspicion, resentment and misunderstanding haunt this city. Richly atmospheric' Sunday Telegraph

'An extraordinary read' Daily Mail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 234g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241957478
  • 9780241957479
  • 82,617

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Profoundly moving, beautifully written
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Superb. This masterly novel wrings every drop of feeling out of a gripping human situation * Mail on Sunday, Novel of the Week * Excellent, original, masterly. A captivating tale not only of love among the ruins but also of treachery and vengeance * Literary Review * Profoundly moving, beautifully written * Independent * Superb. Conjuring surprise after surprise * Guardian * An extraordinary read * Daily Mail * Terrific. Suspicion, resentment and misunderstanding haunt this city. Richly atmospheric * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Rhidian Brook

Rhidian Brook is an award-winning writer of fiction, television drama and film. His first novel, The Testimony of Taliesin Jones, won several prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Paris Review, New Statesman and Time Out, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He is also a regular contributor to 'Thought For The Day' on the Today programme.
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8,732 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (3,549)
3 32% (2,826)
2 7% (652)
1 2% (138)
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