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The Hour of Separation

(2018)
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'An epic yet heartbreakingly intimate novel of conflict and betrayal, and of the pain of lost love' Kate Mosse

A long-buried secret, a heart-breaking betrayal...

Estelle never really knew her mother, Fleur, but is haunted by her legacy. A legendary resistance heroine in the Great War, she had helped Allied soldiers escape from Belgium - and was not alone in paying a terrible price.

Christa's father was one of those Fleur saved - but he returned home a ruined man. So, when Estelle arrives on Christa's doorstep hungry for information about her mother, an intense and complex friendship is ignited.

In 1939, as conflict grips Europe once more, Estelle follows her mother's destiny. Then Christa discovers that Fleur was betrayed by someone close to her and the truth may destroy them all...

'A beautiful, romantic and touching book. The prose is elegant and evocative and, McMahon's research is scholarly and meticulous' Jonathan Lynn, film director

'Katharine McMahon is a historical novelist who can turn her hand to any period and bring it thrillingly alive. [The Hour of Separation is] very possibly her best and most powerful book so far' Readers Digest

'Tender and painterly...rather beautiful' Irish Times

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"Intense and emotional, The Hour of Separation takes us deep into the shadows cast by violence and conflict. Terrific." - Elizabeth Buchan


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Used availability for Katharine McMahon's The Hour of Separation

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hour of Separation: From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club pick, The Rose of Sebastopol
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 0-297-86606-0 / 978-0-297-86606-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hour of Separation: From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club pick, The Rose of Sebastopol
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 1-4746-0346-7 / 978-1-4746-0346-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hour of Separation: From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club pick, The Rose of Sebastopol
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 0-297-86607-9 / 978-0-297-86607-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Hour Of Separation
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 1-78706-943-5 / 978-1-78706-943-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Hour Of Separation
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
ISBN: 1-78771-009-2 / 978-1-78771-009-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hour of Separation
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Orion
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June 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Hour of Separation
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Orion
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June 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hour of Separation
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Orion
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hour of Separation
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hour of Separation: From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club pick, The Rose of Sebastopol
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hour of Separation: From the bestselling author of Richard & Judy book club pick, The Rose of Sebastopol
Author(s): Katharine McMahon
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon CA