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The Kissing Gates

(2008)
(Gifts of War)
A novel by

 
 
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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"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


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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : UK Hardback
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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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
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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
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Title: Gifts of War: A Novel
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Anchor
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December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kissing Gates
Author(s): Mackenzie Ford
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK