By Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes' spellbinding winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award. From the bestselling author of Me Before You.
The spellbinding 2003 novel from Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind.
Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort. - Good Housekeeping
In the 1950s seaside town of Merham, everyone knows their place. Lottie Swift, an evacuee living with the respectable Holden family, loves it, while the Holdens' daughter Celia opposes its constraints.
When a group of bohemians move into Arcadia, a grand Art Deco house on the seafront, Lottie and Celia are tempted into their alternative lifestyle. What ensues at the house has tragic and long-lasting consequences for all.
Now almost fifty years on, Arcadia and its past secrets return to life, prompting the question: can you ever leave your past behind?
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and a journalist. Her books include the bestsellers The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One, Me Before You and After You and short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages and have hit the Number One spot in twelve countries. She is one of the few authors to have had three novels on The New York Times bestseller list at the same time.
Me Before You has now sold over twelve million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). Jojo lives in Essex with her husband and their three children.
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26 May 2016
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Hodder & Stoughton
Wonderful full-blooded traditional storytelling, but with a fresh slant — Sarah Harrison
Tender and touching — Ottakar's Fiction Newsletter
Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort. — Good Housekeeping