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The Wildflowers : the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read 2018

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Don't miss the STUNNING new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Harriet Evans - THE BELOVED GIRLS is available to buy now!

'I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read' Marian Keyes

RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018

The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans is the PERFECT summer holiday read. Turn the page and find yourself in a Dorset beach house, the sun in your eyes and the sand between your toes. This is the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. A gorgeous, epic tale of tangled family secrets and lies to keep you company on your own beach towel.

'A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph' Sophie Kinsella

'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan

'Atmospheric and altogether wonderful' Lesley Pearse

'I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful' Penny Vincenzi

'Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama' Daily Mail

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core.

They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in.

My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later.

This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.

Harriet Evans is 'perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy' Best
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 36mm | 360g
  • Headline Review
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472221370
  • 9781472221377
  • 45,593

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Readers love The Wildflowers I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read -- Marian Keyes She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page -- Patricia Scanlan A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph -- Sophie Kinsella Atmospheric and altogether wonderful -- Lesley Pearse Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page * CultureFly * I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful -- Penny Vincenzi Richly layered . . . Oozing at the seams with scandal, secrets, sex and a whole host of unforgettable characters, this is a story to get truly lost in -- Isabelle Broom * Heat * A brilliant read * Fabulous * With plenty of family secrets, a gorgeous old house, an involving story featuring characters that leap off the page - there's nothing not to love about this captivating family saga * Woman & Home * An evocative slice of escapism * Good Housekeeping * Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama * Daily Mail * Harriet Evans's characters are superb . . . vibrant, eccentric, emotional, masters and mistresses of high and low! * My Weekly * This beautifully written family saga will make you yearn for summer days * The Sun * [A] sumptuous and emotional story * Sunday Mirror *
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About Harriet Evans

Harriet Evans has sold over a million copies of
her books. She is the author of twelve bestselling novels, most recently the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller The Garden of Lost and Found, which won Good Housekeeping's Book of the Year, and The Wildflowers, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection. She used to work in publishing and now writes full time, when she is not being distracted by her children, other books, crafting projects, puzzles, gardening, and her much-loved collection of jumpsuits. She lives in Bath, Somerset.
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Rating details

6,338 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 37% (2,369)
4 35% (2,189)
3 19% (1,203)
2 6% (395)
1 3% (182)
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