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The Memory Box: A beautiful, timeless and heartrending story of love in a time of war

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472265968

Price: £14.99

Some love stories can’t be forgotten…

A heartbreakingly beautiful novel, The Memory Box unlocks an unforgettable epic story of love and war, from the million-copy-selling author of The Letter, Kathryn Hughes. If you adored The Nightingale, The Tuscan Contessa or My Name is Eva, this is the book for you.

‘I could not put this book down! It is absolutely phenomenal from the very first page right until the very last page. It is heartbreaking, joyful, hopeful, and a book that you won’t want to put down*****’

Jenny Tanner opens the box she has cherished for decades. Contained within are her most precious mementoes, amongst them a pebble, a carving and a newspaper cutting she can hardly bear to read. But Jenny knows the time is finally here. After the war, in a mountainside village in Italy, she left behind a piece of her heart. However painful, she must return to Cinque Alberi. And lay the past to rest.

After a troubled upbringing, Candice Barnes dreams of a future with the love of her life – but is he the man she believes him to be? When Candice is given the opportunity to travel to Italy with Jenny, she is unaware the trip will open her eyes to the truth she’s been too afraid to face. Could a place of goodbyes help her make a brave new beginning?

Will you be the next reader to lose your heart to The Memory Box?

‘Wow, wow, wow!!! A gorgeous story which had me hooked. The best book I have read all year. Make sure you have a box of tissues when you read this heartwarming beautiful story *****’

‘I love WW2 fiction and The Memory Box didn’t disappoint. It’s an emotive, thought-provoking read about love, loss and forgiveness’

‘I absolutely loved this book. Devoured it in a few days. I eagerly await more of Kathryn Hughes’ books. I will be first in line. Excellent *****’

‘What a gorgeously written tale. This story was heartbreaking but also heartwarming. Full of unexpected twists, this one had me gripped! *****’

‘A stunningly beautiful story. Brilliantly developed characters and the usual amount of research that Hughes puts in all her works. A heart-warming and emotional read that I read in one sitting *****’

‘I absolutely adored this book! I enjoyed the characters and the story! The story had me finishing the book in no time! I highly recommend this book!!! A story that will stay with me a while’

‘An extremely well researched story, beautifully told. It is sad in places, but heart-warming in others’

‘A heartwarming, well-written story. Heartbreaking in places but a story that had to be told *****’

‘I could not put this one down. I loved the story and the author. A wonderful read!’


Praise for Kathryn Hughes: 'A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn't want to end
Lesley Pearse
A heartbreakingly powerful read
Storytelling at its finest with characters that come alive and a plot that dances with intrigue. An absolutely first-class read that does not disappoint
A gripping read
Woman & Home
Gripping and heartbreaking
Woman’s Weekly
Warm and witty, with super characters
My Weekly
Good Housekeeping
Autumnal Sunday afternoons were invented to read heart-tugging novels like this
This moving love story had everyone talking . . . Get set to be hooked
A must-have
Sunday Express
Impeccably researched
Daily Mail