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The Photographer of the Lost
 

The Photographer of the Lost (Hardback)

By Scott, Caroline

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    1 Dec 19

A sweeping and heartbreaking historical novel that takes us to the front in 1917 and to the aftermath of war in 1921

ISBN 9781471186394
Barcode 9781471186394
Release Date 1 December 2019 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781471186394
ISBN-10 1471186393
Stock Release date is 1 December 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Release Date 1 December 2019
International Release Date 31 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Scott, Caroline
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918 - Fiction
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 1017353

Description of this Book

Until she knows her husband's fate, she cannot decide her own... An epic debut novel of forbidden love, loss, and the shattered hearts left behind in the wake of World War I 1921. Families are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many survivors of the Great War have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie's husband Francis has not come home. He is considered `missing in action', but when Edie receives a mysterious photograph taken by Francis in the post, hope flares. And so she beings to search. Harry, Francis's brother, fought alongside him. He too longs for Francis to be alive, so they can forgive each other for the last things they ever said. Both brothers shared a love of photography and it is that which brings Harry back to the Western Front. Hired by grieving families to photograph gravesites, as he travels through battle-scarred France gathering news for British wives and mothers, Harry also searches for evidence of his brother. And as Harry and Edie's paths converge, they get closer to a startling truth. An incredibly moving account of an often-forgotten moment in history, The Photographer of the Lost tells the story of the thousands of soldiers who were lost amid the chaos and ruins, and the even greater number of men and women desperate to find them again. Caroline Scott is a freelance writer and historian specializing in WWI and women's history. The Photographer of the Lost, partially inspired by her family history, is her first novel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Caroline completed a PhD in History at the University of Durham. She developed a particular interest in the impact of the First World War on the landscape of Belgium and France, and in the experience of women during the conflict - fascinations that she was able to pursue while she spent several years working as a researcher for a Belgian company. Caroline is originally from Lancashire, but now lives in southwest France.

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