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Footsteps

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The secrets and tragedies of a family's past, and the far-reaching effects on succeeding generations of women...The women in Helena Mayrick's family have always led secretive and tragic lives, and when Helena's comfortable marriage is devastated by her husband's violent death, it seems that she, too, is locked into the cycle.Helena is invited to research a book on her grandfather, H. Donaldson, the celebrated Edwardian photographer. At first she is reluctant to immerse herself in family history, particularly as Donaldson's relationship with her grandmother, Ruth, is shrouded in mystery and turmoil.But gradually, as the story of enigmatic Ruth and the elusive, passionate Donaldson unfolds, Helena finds that the past, like the present, was shaped by cruel dilemmas and the demands of love...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753825449
  • 9780753825440
  • 503,308

About Katharine McMahon

Katharine McMahon studied English and Drama at Bristol University. She has worked as a teacher in schools and universities, as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow supporting student writing, and has run national training courses. She is involved with local theatre and lives with her family in Hertfordshire. Visit her website at katharinemcmahon.comshow more

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Touching prose and passion make this romance a must-read * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * this winning story of misplaced passion showcases the author's budding historical sensibilities * INDEPENDENT *show more

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131 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 15% (19)
4 37% (48)
3 40% (52)
2 8% (11)
1 1% (1)
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