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Before the Fall

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
A compelling, moving tale of a love affair, set in the East End during World War 1 and inspired by an unforgettable true story.

A great war.
A powerful love.
An impossible choice.

I think the war is everywhere: in the rain, in the river, in the grey air that we breathe. It is a current that runs through all of us. You can't escape the current; either you swim with it, or you go under.

1916. Across the channel, the Great War rages; in London's East End, with her husband away fighting, Hannah Loxwood struggles to hold everything together. But when Hannah takes a job in a café, she discovers a glimpse of freedom away from her needy young children, her spiteful sister and desperately ill father.

While the conflict drags on, Hannah battles with the overwhelming burden of 'duty'. She has sacrificed so much for a husband who left her behind, a husband who may never come home. Then, when she meets Daniel - thoughtful, intelligent, quietly captivating - Hannah finds herself faced with the most dangerous of temptations . . .

As the war grips tighter and bombs fall down upon the streets, the stakes for the couple grow ever higher. Soon Hannah and Daniel will realise just how precarious their happiness is, as their destiny rushes towards them . . .

Beautifully wrought, utterly compelling and with a twist that will leave you breathless, Before The Fall, inspired by a true story, hurls you into a London torn apart by the First World War and paints a vivid and haunting portrait of one woman's struggle.

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"My favourite Great War novel . . . Incredible writing." - Joanna Cannon

"Intelligent, wise, and full of passion and courage . . . A superb read." - Louise Douglas

"A stunning debut -- a breathtaking portrayal of life and love in all its complexity. Heartbreaking." - Suzannah Dunn

"As poignant as it is powerful." - Alison MacLeod


Used availability for Juliet West's Before the Fall

Hardback Editions

March 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Before The Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 0-7505-4031-1 / 978-0-7505-4031-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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May 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4472-5905-X / 978-1-4472-5905-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Paperback Editions

December 2015 : Paperback
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Title: [(Before the Fall)] [ By (author) Juliet West ] [December, 2015]
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Pan Books
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4472-5907-6 / 978-1-4472-5907-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4472-5908-4 / 978-1-4472-5908-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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February 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4712-8441-7 / 978-1-4712-8441-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Mantle
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May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before the Fall
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK