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The Edge of the Fall

The Edge of the Fall

In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives.

Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don’t know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep.

Celia, the de Witt’s youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 10th March 2016

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409139973


a Downton Abbey-style drama about a grand family down on their luck in the Roaring Twenties.
Williams has a sharp eye for the contradictions and mysteries of human nature and a vivid turn of phrase . . . she uses her historian's knowledge to brilliant effect'
Williams draws expertly on mysterious, fawed characters coming of age in a displaced world in this gripping period novel . . . A haunting piece of historical fiction
TV historian Williams revisits the De Witts, the Anglo-German family introduced in her previous saga The Storms of War. Her insight into the aftermath of the First World War and shattered society shines out of every page, enriching a powerful family saga.
Gripping from the first page, I absolutely love this novel... It's a must-read.
An epic, romantic read set in the roaring '20s.
The de Witt family's struggles are a compelling, vibrant and poignant fictional reflection of living history and if the next chapter of their story unfolds with the same emotional power and extraordinary resonance, then we are in for another treat.
Williams has created a resonant evocation of life in the aftermath of the First World War in which the shadows of the conflict loom large, but also explores the psychological and emotional worlds of the individual.
This novel is rich in sumptuous detail and full of twists and turns.
Isabelle Broom, HEAT
Told in two distinct time frames - mid-20th century and Maude's contrasting experiences of the 1890s and early 1900s - and full of colour, detail, tension and adventure, it's a compelling read.