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Madame Lamartine's Journey By Stephen Reardon
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In the late summer of 1940 Madame Claudette Lamartine set out from her home in Nazi-occupied France to find her missing husband in England. For her in particular this perilous journey is more than... More > especially fraught with personal dangers and difficulty. More than thirty years later, following the first of two British snap elections in 1974, ex-newspaperman turned government press chief, John Colebrook, has been told his face no longer fits in Whitehall. Sent home to cool his heels while his future is decided, he is secretly approached by Sally Hegarty, a rising young civil servant, who enlists him to investigate the wartime activities of a prominent industrialist. His searches begin to reveal a connection with Madame Lamartine's journey and a murky wartime conspiracy in Lisbon, whose instigators may still be active in public life. Colebrook begins to suspect he too is under surveillance and starts to have doubts about Sally's real motives for involving him. But he is torn by his feelings for her.< Less
The Equal Sky By Stephen Reardon
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When, in 1886, winter floods bring to light the remains of a long-dead Icenian warrior, Henry Turner, the son of a farm bailiff and already, at just twenty, gifted with an intuitive understanding of... More > their heavy work horses, feels he is unaccountably chosen for a mysterious purpose. Turning his back on the Cambridgeshire village and the future everyone assumes he has with Annie Lilley, Henry is taken on as a groom by a former army officer with an estate in turbulent Ireland and a sinister past. While in the officer's London house, Henry befriends a Sioux Indian with similar gifts to his own, from Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show, which is in London for Queen Victoria's jubilee. Together they seek to understand the mind of the Icenian warrior as he compels them to fulfil his purpose and, in doing so, discover their own destinies.< Less
A Garden Party for the Dead By Stephen Reardon
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When the guns finally fell silent in France on Armistice Day 1918, those who had survived the Great War came home in their thousands, most within weeks or a few months. They left behind them along... More > the Western Front, a swathe of almost complete devastation, over 300 miles long and up to 20 miles wide. In this forsaken landscape remained the corpses of many thousands of the dead,some in makeshift graves,some still waiting to be found,others who never were. Into this unimaginable wasteland comes Edward Dereham, tormented with guilt for being denied his earnest wish to fight. Now, as the war ends, he has found a role for himself with the Graves Registration Directorate, now part of the newly-formed Imperial War Graves Commission. Abandoning a tangle of impossible love and dubious wealth he would rather forget, in England, Dereham finds purpose and atonement in the ruined killing fields of France.< Less

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