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Sophie Buchaillard

A multi-generational historical drama full of mystery and secrets

One family's story set against the backdrop of some of the biggest political and humanitarian events of the century. A tale of unravelling family secrets, belonging, betrayal and inherited trauma. A book that transports you in time and place through one family’s history and struggle with its colonial roots.

Marianne: a mother with a colourful past, keeping a terrible secret, tries her best to conform to French middle class expectations.

Charlotte: young and fiercely independent, desperately needs to escape dreadful trauma and a country she does not feels she belongs to. She leaves France and arrives in Wales, hoping to find peace and somewhere to rebuild her life.

This book explores the challenges of identity, belonging and womanhood, and the stories we tell in order to fit in.

Publication Date


29 February 2024


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