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The war may be over, but will they find peace?

A Thirsting Land is the third and final instalment of the Kitty Rainbow Trilogy by Wendy Robertson, which sees Kitty’s granddaughter, Kay, struggling to cope with the aftermath of the Second World War. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Nadine Dorries.

‘Her most assured yet. It’s a cross between the yarn-spinning style of Catherine Cookson and the powerful literary talent of Pat Barker’ – Sunderland Echo

1946: For the widowed young mother Kay Fitzpatrick, the return from the all-enveloping heat of wartime Alexandria to the chill of post-war England is both an alien experience and a homecoming. For Laurenz and Patrizia Gold, Jewish refugees scarred by their flight from Nazi-occupied Austria, the bleak repatriation camp outside Priorton represents a chance to establish new roots.

While lonely Kay struggles to find an identity of her own in a town full of family history, Laurenz Gold’s ruthless hunger will stop at nothing to make his new life a success. But, in a land slowly recovering from the exhaustion of war, will the tormented past which drives Laurenz so fiercely destroy the fragile hopes of those around him?

What readers are saying about A Thirsting Land:

‘Wendy Robertson has a wonderful way of interweaving all her very different characters, bringing them together from far and near and blending their stories

‘All emotions leap off the pages – joy, sadness, terror, sympathy, love, hate – making an absorbing read

Five stars


Praise for Wendy Robertson: Her most assured yet. It's a cross between the yarn-spinning style of Catherine Cookson and the powerful literary talent of Pat Barker
Sunderland Echo
A powerful writer inspired by history, her much loved home region and her experience of working-class life at its poorest and most difficult
Mail on Sunday
If you like a homespun yarn, you'll love this
Belfast Telegraph
This wonderful historical saga has to be on your reading list
Women’s Realm
Wendy's great strength, as well as the ability to tell a good story, is in the creation of her characters. These are real people with faults and strengths so we actually care about them... Wendy's style is deceptively easy
Northern Echo

Kitty Rainbow Trilogy