The Edge of the Fall
Vendor: Harper Perennial
Number of Pages: 432
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.31 (inches)
An utterly spellbinding novel of the 1920s in London and Paris, The Edge of the Fall is bestselling author Kate Williams’s follow-up to her beloved and universally praised novel The Storms of War.
In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family is struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep. 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. Eldest son Arthur has returned, but a shroud of mystery surrounds his wartime business dealings in Europe. Socialite-turned-socialist Emmeline is passionate about carving out a new niche for herself in life, one that comes with its own dangers. And idealistic, adventurous Celia, the heart of the family and 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.
From the brilliant young author known as one of the “queens of contemporary fiction,” The Edge of the Fall is brimming with intrigue and emotion, balancing the glamour of the era with the gritty reality of life in a world changed forever by war. It is a glorious feat of storytelling and a must-read for those who loved The Storms of War and fans of historical fiction everywhere.