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Genre: Historical Fiction
Snapshots from Home
‘Please send snaps of my dear mother and father, my sisters Sarah and Evelyn, and my bonzer little poddy calf, Zeus.’
It’s 1917, three years into the Great War, when Edie takes up a teaching post in the small Australian town of York.
Mourning the loss of her beloved brother on the Front and evading her father’s plans for a respectable marriage, she’s glad to keep busy teaching at Miss Raison’s School for Girls. After a little persuasion, Edie agrees to take part in a comfort scheme sending photos of home to the troops.
Edie’s new venture throws her into the path of the family secrets, scandals and class complexities of her new town – and a handsome, exasperating man her father would never approve of. With each new encounter, her world gets bigger and more complex, until Edie’s asked to make choices that could turn her cautious life upside down – and change the very course of history.
Drawn from the true stories of Australians during WW1, this is historical fiction at its best. Charming and heartfelt, Snapshots from Home is perfect for fans of Fiona McIntosh, Joy Rhoades and anyone who loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
‘This is the book of the year!’ Tess Woods
‘Brilliantly plotted, filled with sparkling energy and terrific memorable characters, Snapshots from Home is a fascinating, richly layered story about finding one’s path in life, and discovering what you’re really made of.’ Meredith Jaffe
‘A delicious read that has everything–great characters, an evocative setting, historical significance, and entwined quests for purpose, identity, and love. I was entranced.’ Susan Meissner, USA Today bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things