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The Faithful

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
As Britain is pulled towards war, the secrets within two families threaten to tear them apart, in the new novel from Juliet West, The Faithful....

July 1935. In the village of Aldwick on the Sussex coast, 16-year-old Hazel faces a long, dull summer with just her self-centred mother, Francine, for company. But then Francine decamps to London with her lover, Charles; Oswald Mosley's blackshirts arrive in Aldwick; and Hazel's summer suddenly becomes more interesting. She finds herself befriended by two very different people: Lucia, an upper-class blackshirt, passionate about the cause; and Tom, a young working-class boy, increasingly scornful of Mosley's rhetoric. In the end, though, it is Tom who wins Hazel's heart - and Hazel who breaks his.

Autumn 1936. Now living in London, Hazel has grown up fast over the past year. But an encounter with Tom sends her into freefall. He must never know why she cut off all contact last summer, betraying the promises they'd made. Yet Hazel isn't the only one with secrets. Nor is she the only one with reason to keep the two of them apart....

From the beaches of Sussex to the battlefields of civil war Spain, The Faithful is a rich and gripping tale of love, deception and desire....

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A rich, multi-layered story of love, loss and conflict . . . At once heartbreaking and full of hope." - Isabel Ashdown

"A wonderful writer." - Jessie Burton

"A compelling and perceptive story of divided loyalties and the complexities of love, friendship and family." - Isabel Costello

"A tightly knotted story of love and divided loyalties that is both rich in period detail and told with warmth, wit and passion. Wonderful." - Jason Hewitt

"Vibrant prose and characters . . . So well-drawn, and incredibly topical." - Vanessa Lafaye

"A vivid and unforgettable story of love . . . Absorbing, fast-paced, and poignant, the portrait of ordinary people caught up in movements bigger than themselves makes this a must-read for today’s readers." - Ann Weisgarber


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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4472-5909-2 / 978-1-4472-5909-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4472-5912-2 / 978-1-4472-5912-1 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-4472-5911-4 / 978-1-4472-5911-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-5098-6637-X / 978-1-5098-6637-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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July 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
ISBN: 1-5098-6638-8 / 978-1-5098-6638-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Faithful
Author(s): Juliet West
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK