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Fallen Skies - (Historical Novels) by Philippa Gregory (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 509

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Series Title: Historical Novels

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Atria Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Philippa Gregory

Language: English

TCIN: 80424142
UPC: 9781416593140
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2451

Description

Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past?

Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows.

Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve.

Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.

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