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The Kissing Gates

The Kissing Gates

(2008)
(Gifts of War)
A novel by

 

"This book is a joy to read. Wonderful period detail, and the atmosphere so convincing it had me looking out the window for Zeppelins. The First World War - with its no-man's land and valiant nurses - is disturbingly contrasted to the peaceful idyll of rural England. Even the touching love story, with a secret ticking away like a time-bomb at its heart, has us on a knife-edge of uncertainty. And Ford provides fascinating details of the thrills of the wartime intelligence world. I was swept up in this intimate and captivating story of conflicting loyalties. It's the kind of read that lingers in the mind."
Kate Furnivall


"Set against the panorama of the First World War, The Kissing Gates is a poignant love story, a finely woven tapestry of choice, consequence and redemption. Mackenzie Ford explores the ambiguities of the human heart with an unwavering hand, and in so doing creates a haunting and moving tale that will resonate with the reader long after he or she has finished the last page."
Pam Jenoff


When English soldier Hal strikes up a conversation with German Lieutenant Wilhelm during the ceasefire in no-man's-land on Christmas Day 1914, he has no idea the impact this chance meeting will have. Wilhelm is in love with an English woman, Sam, and presses a photograph into Hal's hand ? if he makes it home, Hal must promise to find Sam and give her this token of affection. Hal does make it home, though the war rages on ? but the moment he sees Sam he is in trouble. With Wilhelm's shadow looming over their relationship, and his photograph never revealed, Hal begins to live a life that was meant for someone else ...

 
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Used availability for Mackenzie Ford's The Kissing Gates


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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
ISBN: 0-7505-3125-8 / 978-0-7505-3125-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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July 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Gifts of War: A Novel
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
ISBN: 0-385-52895-7 / 978-0-385-52895-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Gifts of War
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
ISBN: 0-307-45615-3 / 978-0-307-45615-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
ISBN: 0-7515-4125-7 / 978-0-7515-4125-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   

November 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
ISBN: 1-84648-595-9 / 978-1-84648-595-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
ISBN: 1-84648-619-X / 978-1-84648-619-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Gifts of War: A Novel
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   



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