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The Garden of Angels

(2021)
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At his beloved Nonno Paolo's deathbed, fifteen-year-old Nico receives a gift that will change his life forever: a yellowing manuscript which tells the haunting, twisty tale of what really happened to his grandfather in Nazi-occupied Venice in 1943.

The Palazzo Colombina is home to the Uccello family: three generations of men, trapped together in the dusty palace on Venice’s Grand Canal. Awkward fifteen-year-old Nico. His distant, business-focused father. And his beloved grandfather, Paolo. Paolo is dying. But before he passes, he has secrets he’s waited his whole life to share.

When a Jewish classmate is attacked by bullies, Nico just watches – earning him a week’s suspension and a typed, yellowing manuscript from his frail Nonno Paolo. A history lesson, his grandfather says. A secret he must keep from his father. A tale of blood and madness . . .

Nico is transported back to the Venice of 1943, an occupied city seething under its Nazi overlords, and to the defining moment of his grandfather’s life: when Paolo’s support for a murdered Jewish woman brings him into the sights of the city’s underground resistance. Hooked and unsettled, Nico can’t stop reading – but he soon wonders if he ever knew his beloved grandfather at all.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Gripping and powerful...richly evokes the tension and threat of Nazi-occupied Venice." - Tess Gerritsen


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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Garden of Angels
Author(s): David Hewson
ISBN: 0-7278-5011-3 / 978-0-7278-5011-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

January 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Garden of Angels
Author(s): David Hewson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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January 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Garden of Angels
Author(s): David Hewson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Garden of Angels
Author(s): David Hewson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Garden of Angels
Author(s): David Hewson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK