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The Winter House

A sweeping drama of love and friendship

By Judith Lennox

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Hugely satisfying, dramatic and romantic, Judith Lennox's The Winter House tells how three women find their way through a world changed for ever, through political and social upheaval, through the Spanish Civil War and to the brink of the Second World War.

Three women must find their way through a world changed by war...

Set against a backdrop of London, Paris and the unchanging English countryside, The Winter House by Judith Lennox is a novel of rare warmth and beauty. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Santa Montefiore.

'A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters' - Candis

For three girls growing up in the Fens in the tumultuous years between the First and Second World Wars, the Winter House was a special place of refuge and friendship.

Winter or summer, they would meet at the old wooden house by the waterside to confide all the secrets and heartaches of childhood and adolescence. There was Robin, idealistic and clever, destined for Cambridge; Maia, the most beautiful and ambitious of the three, looking for a rich husband; and quiet Helen, living under the seemingly benevolent tyranny of her widower father, the local vicar. Adulthood separates the three girls, and Robin, abandoning ideas of university, goes to London to work amongst the poor, meeting there her first great love, the handsome but brittle Francis. Maia's ideal marriage to a wealthy man ends in tragedy and Helen, meanwhile, kept in near-imprisonment by her obsessively protective father, has her very sanity threatened. Amid political and social upheaval, these three women must find their way in a world changed for ever.

What readers are saying about The Winter House:

'She writes so beautifully and nostalgically... Judith Lennox is truly a great writer'

'[Judith Lennox's] characters are marvellously drawn, and their lives draw the reader totally into the story'

'Couldn't put it down'

Biographical Notes

Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.

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  • ISBN: 9781472224064
  • Publication date: 09 Apr 2015
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Praise for Judith Lennox: A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters — Candis
Judith Lennox's writing is so keenly honest it could sever heartstrings — Daily Mail
A fast-moving, complex story — The Times
Completely unputdownable... a lovely, entrancing book — New Books Magazine
A gripping and intelligent romance — Good Book Guide
A sensitive examination of love and loss by this master storyteller — Choice Magazine
The characters are in many ways so normal, yet in other ways so unbelievably wonderful, in this gripping and heartfelt story — Newcastle Herald
Compelling storytelling — Woman & Home
A compelling novel... Lennox's prose is detailed but never overly dense and powerful when describing prosaic scenes — Sunday Express
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