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This is a novel about betrayal: the tiny betrayals that get us all through life, the wider moral betrayals, the treasonable betrayals and the ones that may end a life. Set in Berlin, in a particularly chilly period in the Cold War of the late 1960s, the story has at its heart a young woman, newly arrived in the city, married to a reserved British junior civil servant she has not known for long and trying to find her place in a tightly knit expatriate community. But Lucy is also longing for independence and in her efforts to follow her ideals and find her own life brings herself and others into danger. Is Lucy is, as she first appears, innocent, lonely, out of her depth, unaware of what she is putting at risk, or is there something else? And what about those close to her? Her sensible, rather old-fashioned husband, Peter, who married her so hastily? Her parents, living a reclusive life abroad? Her new and overwhelming Berlin social circle? Peter's colleagues? German civilians, some hostile some apparently helpful? It is soon clear that Lucy has brought secrets with her but are they her own or ones she is keeping for others?

Berlin is a walled city recently ruined and still in the shadow of guilt and atrocity. In a society where almost everyone is playing a part, who can Lucy turn to when it seems that someone, or the city itself, is out to destroy her? And why is she there in the first place?

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 07/05/2015 ISBN-13: 9781844087822  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Elizabeth Speller lived in Berlin, Rome and Paris before reading Classics at Cambridge. She has written for publications as varied as the Independent, Financial Times, Big Issue and Vogue and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Warwick. She divides her time between Gloucestershire and Greece. Her debut novel was the bestselling The Return of Captain John Emmett, which was both an Orange New Writers pick and a Richard & Judy Summer Book Club selection. This was followed by The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton, and At Break of Day.

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