The New Mrs Clifton

Author: Elizabeth Buchan
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  • : June 2017
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Description

'A gripping, immensely satisfying novel with a twist in the tale' Red 'Wrapped in the roots of the sycamore was a skeleton; the remains of a woman, between twenty-five and thirty. She had carried a child ...' At the close of the Second World War, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton returns to London. On his arm is Krista, the German wife he married secretly in Berlin. For his sisters, this broken woman is nothing more than the enemy. For Nella, Gus's loyal fiancee, it is a terrible betrayal. These three friends wonder what hold Krista has over decent, honourable Gus. And, they ask themselves, how far will they have to go to permanently get her out of their home, their future, their England? 'Buchan brilliantly captures the blighted atmosphere of blitzed London' Daily Mail 'The tension is palpable and the atmosphere claustrophobic. Buchan vividly conveys the mood of a post-war London brought to its knees. A powerful and emotional read' Sunday Express 'I loved this story of post-war adjustment which sets up a mystery on the first page' Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist 'So so good. Great writing, great story. I could not put it down' Marian Keyes

Reviews

'A gripping, immensely satisfying novel with a twist in the tale' Red 'Wrapped in the roots of the sycamore was a skeleton; the remains of a woman, between twenty-five and thirty. She had carried a child ...' At the close of the Second World War, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton returns to London. On his arm is Krista, the German wife he married secretly in Berlin. For his sisters, this broken woman is nothing more than the enemy. from the publisher's description A wonderful book about life in post-war London ... Buchan's believable characters live in a world of bombsites, shortages and speculators that is deftly realised The Times A truly wonderful writer. Her books are rich with authentic period detail and her characters are vivid and intensely believable - I love this book -- Peter James Impressive ... nerve-janglingly engrossing ... Buchan brings the period vividly to life Sunday Times I loved The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan, a story of post-war adjustment which sets up a mystery on the first page -- Cathy Rentzenbrink Stylist When their brother brings home a German bride in the wake of the Second World War, two sisters wonder what hold she has over him in the elegantly written The New Mrs Clifton Good Housekeeping Compassionate and gripping -- Fanny Blake Woman and Home This compelling novel deals with the complex legacy of the war years ... Buchan, who brilliantly captures the blighted atmosphere of blitzed London and bomb-destroyed Berlin, is equally good on the emotional fall-out ... Slowly revealing the hidden secrets and chaos of the characters' inner lives, the novel describes how everyday life is tainted by the knowledge of what went on and the desperate measures that ordinary people had to take to survive the extraordinary circumstances Daily Mail The tension is palpable and the atmosphere claustrophobic. Buchan vividly conveys the dispirited mood of a post-war London brought to its knees ... Her depiction of the horrors of wartime Berlin is equally compelling. She dissects her characters with precision to show the personal cost of war ... A powerful and emotional read -- FIVE STARS Sunday Express So so good. Great writing, great story. I could not put it down -- Internationally bestselling author, Marian Keyes With such a vivid, thought-provoking evocation of life in ravaged, post-war London, there's plenty to enjoy Irish Sunday Independent

Author description

Elizabeth Buchan's previous novels include the prizewinning Consider the Lily, The New York Times bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, and her most recent book I Can't Begin To Tell You, which was a World Book Night pick for 2016. Elizabeth's short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in a range of magazines. Elizabeth reviews for the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail and is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and co-founder of the Clapham Book Festival. She has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliott literary prizes, has been a judge for the Costa novel award, and she sits on the authors' committee for the Reading Agency. She lives in London.