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Last Letter Home

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
From the bestselling author of A Week in Paris, and A Place of Secrets, comes a timeless love story, lost in letters of the past . . .

THE RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2018

Can a chance encounter unlock one woman's past?


On holiday in Italy, Briony Wood becomes fascinated by the wartime story of a ruined villa hidden amongst the hills of Naples. Not only is it the very place where her grandfather was stationed as a soldier in 1943, but she also discovers that it harbours the secret of a love long lost.

Handed a bundle of tattered letters found buried at the villa, Briony becomes enraptured by the blossoming love story between Sarah Bailey, an English woman, and Paul Hartmann, a young German. The letters lead her back almost seventy years to pre-war Norfolk.

But as Briony delves into Sarah and Paul’s story, she encounters resentments and secrets still tightly guarded. All too quickly it is clear that what happened long ago under the shadow of Vesuvius, she suspects, still has the power to cause terrible pain . . .

Praise for Rachel Hore's novels:

'Compelling, engrossing and moving; a perfect holiday indulgence' SANTA MONTEFIORE
Fascinating, hugely readable’ JUDY FINNIGAN
‘An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets’ Telegraph
‘A tender and thoughtful tale' Sunday Mirror
'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian
 

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A gorgeous read. Packed full of fascinating historical detail, romance and intrigue." - Tracy Rees


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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Last Letter Home: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 1-4711-5694-X / 978-1-4711-5694-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Letter Home: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 1-4711-5696-6 / 978-1-4711-5696-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Letter Home: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 1-4711-5695-8 / 978-1-4711-5695-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Last Letter Home
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Last Letter Home
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Last Letter Home
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Last Letter Home
Author(s): Hore,Rachel
ISBN: 1-5100-9428-8 / 978-1-5100-9428-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Last Letter Home: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Last Letter Home: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK