Written on Glass
An utterly compelling story of love, loyalty and family
By Judith Lennox
In the aftermath of the Second World War, two intertwined families face battles closer to home in Judith Lennox's remarkable novel Written on Glass.
Can anything break the ties that bind?
Two families are torn apart by love, secrets and betrayal in the aftermath of the Second World War in Judith Lennox's spellbinding novel Written on Glass. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore and Lucinda Riley.
It is 1946 and the old families of the Temperleys and the Chancellors have been neighbours on the South Coast of England for many years. Now the younger generation has been touched by the Second World War. Reserved, principled and cool-headed Marius Temperley has left the army and is struggling to fit into civilian life. His twenty-one year old sister, Julia, is quick-tempered, proud and passionate and, since her father's recent death, has been running the family business, fiercely independent in her ambitions. Handsome, but emotionally distant Jack Chancellor has been demobbed and has another problem to face. Both he and his younger, more naive and impetuous brother Will, are in love with Julia. Jack doesn't want to lose her, but his sweet, slightly gawky cousin, Topaz, lets slip that their imperious Aunt Carrie has a plan for him: if he leaves Julia, he will inherit Sixfields, the beautiful family farm. As the years go by, the family secrets come out, and it seems that the ties that bind can change relationships for ever...
What readers are saying about Written on Glass:
'Beautifully written, poignant and haunting... a book that I have never forgotten'
'I couldn't put this book down, and I look forward to reading more from this wonderful author'
'One of the best books I have ever read'
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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07 May 2015
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Praise for Judith Lennox: 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
A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters — Candis