- The International prize-winning bestseller and Simon Mayo bookclub pick
- 'Powerful and humane' SADIE JONES, bestselling author of THE SNAKES
- A stunning tale of three women's lives and loves at the end of the Great War.
Remembrance Day 1920: A wartime secret connects three women’s lives:
Hettie whose wounded brother won’t speak.
Evelyn who still grieves for her lost lover.
And Ada, who has never received an official letter about her son’s death, and is still waiting for him to come home.
As the mystery that binds them begins to unravel, far away, in the fields of France, the Unknown Soldier embarks on his journey home. The mood of the nation is turning towards the future – but can these three women ever let go of the past?
A POWERFUL AND MOVING NOVEL OF THREE WOMEN FOR FANS OF PAT BARKER, MADELINE MILLER AND MAGGIE O'FARRELL
Readers' love for WAKE by Anna Hope:
'Beautifully, written, compelling, very moving' 4 ****
'Engrossing and illuminating' 5 *****
' If you like a relationships novel with war backdrop, hard to find better' 4 ****
'An amazing achievment' 5 *****
Superb ... beautifully crafted
A moving novel about the aftershock of the 1914-1918 conflict. ... unlikely many will prove better than Anna Hope's Wake
Anna Hope discusses the importance of location to her writing, and delves into the wild landscape that inspired Sharston, the asylum in her novel The Ballroom