Daughter of the House

Daughter of the House

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A stunning novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE KASHMIR SHAWL


London 1919


The Great War is over and London lies on the brink of an uncertain future. With the misery and horror of war in the past, hope begins to emerge for the women who have waited at home, as for the first time, they have taken steps towards political, economic and personal independence. But the men who fought and survived the trenches believe the future is theirs by right, and any woman who has celebrated her freedom must now redouble her efforts to keep it.


Nancy Wix is just such a woman. Born into a down-at-heel family, Nancy has always known that the visions she has seen since she was a child will set her apart from her peers. A chance encounter with a gifted medium reveals a way in which she might take hold of her future and she grasps the opportunity with a desperate intensity - for this is the age of spiritualism, and Nancy's gift will see her star rise in a time when decimated families are desperate to hold on to their dead sons.


As the roaring twenties dawn, Nancy strives to break free from the rigid bonds of society and find her own place. The only thing that could hold her back is her love for an unattainable man...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 38mm | 690g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007512058
  • 9780007512058
  • 1,077,386

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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'
Daily Express


'An epic tale...A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons. For fans of Maggie O'Farrell'
Red
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About Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers The Kashmir Shawl, Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.
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515 ratings
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4 34% (173)
3 34% (176)
2 11% (57)
1 3% (15)
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