Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
A British World War I veteran returns to Cornwall in this "enthralling novel of love and devastating loss" from an Orange Prize winner (Good Housekeeping).

Cornwall, 1920: Infantry officer Daniel Branwell has returned to his coastal hometown after the war. Unmoored and alone, Daniel spends his days in solitude, quietly working the land. However, all is not as it seems in the peaceful idylls of the countryside; and although he has left the trenches, Daniel cannot escape his dreadful past.

As former friendships reignite, Daniel is drawn deeper and deeper into the tangled traumas of his youth and the memories of his best friend and his first love. Old wounds reopen, and old troubles resurface - though none so great as the lie that threatens to ruin Daniel's life, the lie from which he cannot run.

Told with breathtaking poise and exacting suspense, The Lie is a haunting journey through the mind of a tormented man as he tries to fit the pieces of his shattered past together.

"Devastating and triumphant . . . wholly satisfying. Endings are often the hardest beast for an author to tame, but Dunmore does it, with elegance, vigor and clarity." - The Denver Post


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July 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: The Lie
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-5376-9 / 978-0-7531-5376-5 (UK edition)
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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-8021-2254-X / 978-0-8021-2254-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Lie
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ISBN: 0-09-195392-8 / 978-0-09-195392-8 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: The Lie
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 0-7531-5377-7 / 978-0-7531-5377-2 (UK edition)
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ISBN: 0-8021-2348-1 / 978-0-8021-2348-0 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lie: The enthralling Richard and Judy Book Club favourite
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ISBN: 0-09-955928-5 / 978-0-09-955928-3 (UK edition)
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Lie
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ISBN: 0-09-195393-6 / 978-0-09-195393-5 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lie
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lie
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lie
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August 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Lie (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 1-4712-7201-X / 978-1-4712-7201-1 (UK edition)
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Lie
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 1-62923-710-8 / 978-1-62923-710-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Title: The Lie
Author(s): Helen Dunmore
ISBN: 1-62923-714-0 / 978-1-62923-714-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Title: The Lie
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January 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lie: The enthralling Richard and Judy Book Club favourite
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Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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