Croyez à la promesse de l'amour...
Tara se sent seule après son divorce. Mais une lettre cachée dans un coffre va briser pour toujours sa solitude. Des mots inespérés qui dévoilent où est passée la mère de Tara, quarante après sa disparition.
De Manchester au sud de l'Espagne, un sublime voyage dans les émotions et le passé. Un roman incroyable et déchirant sur la façon dont l'espoir peut renaître grâce au pouvoir rédempteur de l'amour.
« La narration est magnifique et les personnages prennent vie au fil de ces deux intrigues qui se font écho superbement. »
Au crépuscule de sa vie, Jenny se réfugie dans ses souvenirs. Chaque jour, elle ouvre presque religieusement un ancien coffret qui contient des lettres, des photos et des coupures de presse jaunies remontant aux années 1940. Jenny sait que le temps est venu désormais de se mettre en paix avec les fantômes de son passé. Et de réparer ses erreurs. Elle doit enfin retourner en Italie, dans ce petit village perché sur la côte méditerranéenne, qu'elle n'a pas revu depuis quatre-vingts ans. C'est dans cet endroit enchanteur que, pendant la guerre, elle a vécu ses plus belles années et ses plus tragiques moments. Peu à peu, les souvenirs d'une histoire d'amour et de trahison remontent à la surface. Un secret qui a hanté Jenny et a tragiquement bouleversé les destins de deux familles pendant des décennies...
Le roman le plus bouleversant du moment À plusieurs décennies d'intervalle...
Deux histoires d'amour brisées en plein vol.
Deux destins de femmes au coeur meurtri.
Une simple enveloppe peut-elle contenir la clé du bonheur ?
Et le chagrin d'une femme saurait-il illuminer la vie d'une autre ?
« Entre la vivacité du rythme, les personnages inoubliables
et la merveilleuse profondeur du récit,
le roman de Hughes se savoure à l'infini. »
« Une histoire d'une puissance incroyable
qui vous brisera le coeur. »
Amy, une jeune femme désespérée,
tente de se noyer suite à la mort de sa mère.
Le lendemain, son père n'a pas le choix :
il l 'envoie à Ambergate, austère hôpital psychiatrique.
Pour Amy, qui est loin d 'être folle, ce sera le théâtre
de terribles drames, et d 'amours interdites.
50 ans plus tard...
Sarah se met à fouiller les vestiges d 'Ambergate
dans le but d 'écrire un livre.
L 'asile abandonné va alors livrer ses plus sombres secrets.
Et si tout commençait par une simple clé ?
La clé qui offrira l 'amour et la paix intérieure
à celles qui les ont tant recherchés.
Kathryn Hughes est née près de Manchester et s 'est mise à l' écriture sur le tard. Il était une lettre, son premier roman, désormais véritable phénomène d 'édition, a été publié dans le monde entier et a connu un vif succès en France. Il était un secret, paru en 2017 chez Calmann- Lévy, a également conquis des centaines de milliers de lectrices.
Le terrible secret d'une femme peut-il
en sauver une autre des décennies plus tard ?Une virée entre amis s'achève en tragédie.
Une jeune veuve trouve un bébé abandonné sur le pas de sa porte.
Une mère se bat pour sauver son fils de la maladie.
Alors que ces destinées brisées par le temps nous plongent dans
des tourbillons d'émotion, la force de l'amour leur permettra de se croiser
et de s'unir sous le sceau d'un secret enfin révélé.
« Tout aussi captivant qu'Il était une lettre.
Un best-seller annoncé. »
« À travers les époques et les émotions,
une valse émouvante. »
Le Courrier picard
From the #1 bestselling author of The Letter Kathryn Hughes comes The Key, an unforgettable story of a heartbreaking secret that will stay with you for ever. 'A wonderful, enthralling story; one that I didn't want to end' Lesley Pearse on The Key 1956
It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young woman committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives for ever...2006
Sarah is drawn to the abandoned Ambergate Asylum. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who was admitted fifty years earlier. The shocking contents lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy, lost love and an old wrong that only she may have the power to put right . . .It's time to discover what a million readers already know. No one grips your heart like Kathryn Hughes . . .
'I cried buckets of tears reading it''You cannot fail to fall for this story''I went through every emotion under the sun''One of the finest stories I have ever read''I have finished this book with tears in my eyes but a smile on my face''I feel like I'm a better person for reading it'
This highly praised biography is the first to explore fully the way in which her painful early life and rejection by her brother Isaac in particular, shaped the insight and art which made her both Victorian England's last great visionary and the first modern.
We each of us strive for domestic bliss, and we may look to Delia and Nigella to give us tips on achieving the unattainable. Kathryn Hughes, acclaimed for her biography of George Eliot, has pulled back the curtains to look at the creator of the ultimate book on keeping house.
In Victorian England what did every middle-class housewife need to create the perfect home? 'The Book of Household Management'. 'Oh, but of course!' Mrs Beeton would no doubt declare with brisk authority. But Mrs Beeton is not quite the matronly figure that has kept her name resonating 150 years after the publication of 'The Book of Household Management'.
The famous pages of carefully costed recipes, warnings about not gossiping to visitors, and making sure you always keep your hat on in someone else's house were indispensable in the moulding of the Victorian domestic bliss. But there are many myths surrounding the legend of Mrs Beeton. It is very possible that her book was given so much social standing through fear as she was believed to be a bit of an old dragon.
It seems though that Mrs Beeton was a series of contradictions. Kathryn Hughes reveals here that Bella Beeton was a million miles away from the stoical, middle-aged matron. She was in fact only 25 years old when she created the guide to successful family living and had only had five years experience of her own to inform her. She lived in a semi-detached house in Pinner with the bare minimum of servants. She bordered on being a workaholic, and certainly wasn't the meek and mild little wife that her book was aimed at - more a highly intelligent and ambitious young woman. After preaching about wholesome and clean living, Bella Beeton died at the age of 28 from (contrary to her parent's belief) bad hygiene. Kathryn Hughes sympathetically explores the irony behind Bella Beeton's public and private image in this highly readable and informative study of Victorian lifestyle.
KATHRYN HUGHES' MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL THE KEY IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOWTHE #1 EBOOK BESTSELLER. NOW WITH OVER 3000 5* REVIEWS.Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover THE LETTER by Kathryn Hughes, the Number One bestseller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide. Perfect for fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. 'A wonderful, uplifting story' Lesley Pearse
Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life for ever...Billy Stirling knows he has been a fool, but hopes he can put things right. On 4th September 1939 he sits down to write the letter he hopes will change his future. It does - in more ways than he can ever imagine...The Letter tells the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman's devastation leads to the other's salvation.
KATHRYN HUGHES' MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL THE KEY IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOWThe Secret is the unmissable second novel from Kathryn Hughes, the #1 bestselling author of The Letter. A powerful, twisting story that will grip you and break your heart, it is perfect for fans of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and The Secret Wife by Gill Paul.'Gripping' Good Housekeeping on The Secret.
Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear.Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...The Secret.What readers are saying about the unputdownable stories of Kathryn Hughes:
'Get set to be hooked'
'A page-turner from the very beginning'
'This is one of the BEST BOOKS I have ever read'
'I cried buckets of tears reading it'
'A beautifully told, tragic tale'
Read for free the first three chapters of Kathryn Hughes' new novel, THE SECRET, and discover for yourself why so many readers have lost their hearts to this book. Includes a letter from the author.'Gripping' Good Housekeeping'Have lots of tissues ready' My Weekly'Emotional and intriguing. Keeps you guessing right to the end *****' People's Friend
Mary has been nursing a secret. Forty years ago, she made a choice that would change her world for ever, and alter the path of someone she holds dear.Beth is searching for answers. She has never known the truth about her parentage, but finding out could be the lifeline her sick child so desperately needs. When Beth finds a faded newspaper cutting amongst her mother's things, she realises the key to her son's future lies in her own past. She must go back to where it all began to unlock...The Secret.What readers are saying about the gripping stories of Kathryn Hughes:'Wonderful' Lesley Pearse on the No. 1 bestseller The Letter'A beautifully told, tragic tale''One to tug on the heartstrings''A truly gorgeous story''Get set to be hooked' 'A page-turner from the very beginning''This is one of the BEST BOOKS I have ever read''I cried buckets of tears reading it'
The First World War claimed 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Bradford offers an intimate portrait of the city and its people living in the shadow of the 'war to end all wars'. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it describes local reaction to the outbreak of war; charts the experience of individuals who enlisted; the changing face of industry and related unrest; the work of the many hospitals in the area; the effect of the conflict on local children; and concludes with a chapter dedicated to how the city and its people coped with the transition to life in peacetime once more. The Great War story of Bradford is told through the voices of those who were there and is vividly illustrated through evocative images.
It is now widely acknowledged that the most vulnerable and at risk children are children whom the current systems of education, care and health (especially mental health) are failing. The problem of dealing with 'at risk' children is also a problem of definition as one service provider s definition might often reflect an entirely different social reality from another's. Bringing years of collaborative expertise across many disciplines to the problem, the authors of How to Reach 'Hard to Reach' Children demonstrate how it is possible for all children to meet the following criteria of staying safe, enjoying and achieving, being healthy, making a positive contribution, and economic well-being.