Saturday, 27 September 2014

'The Twilight Hour' by Nicci Gerrard

Release date: 23rd October 2014
Published by: Penguin
ISBN No: 978 1405919838

Be with me now, at the twilight hour. When the light fails.'
'I'm here.'
'Tell me.'
'What shall I tell you?'
'Tell me about us, when we were young. What was it like? What was I like then?'
Eleanor Lee has lived a fiercely independent existence for over ninety years, but now it's time to tidy her life away - books, photographs, paintings, letters - a lifetime of possessions all neatly boxed up for the last time. But amongst them there are some things that must be kept hidden. And, nearing blindness, Eleanor needs help to uncover them before her children and grandchildren do.
Peter, a young man with a broken heart who feels as lost as Eleanor's past, is employed to help with this task. And together they uncover traces of another life - words and photographs telling a story of forbidden love, betrayal, passion, grief and self-sacrifice, which Eleanor must visit one last time.
By speaking her memories out loud, and releasing the secrets of her past, Eleanor can finally lay them to rest. To honour them at last, and protect those who must never know.

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