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When I Was Young
When I Was Young

When I Was Young


368 Pages, 5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95)

Publication Date: June 2014

ISBN 9780099585381

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Jun 2014)

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1950: Eleanor is 16 when she goes to the Loire Valley on a French Exchange. But the beauty of her surroundings are at odds with the family who live there. It is a family torn apart by the memories of the German occupation, and buckling under the burden of the dark secrets they keep. Etienne, the dark and brooding owner, is friendly, but his wife Mathilde's malicious behavior overshadows Eleanor's days. As the secrets reveal themselves one by one, Eleanor begins to understand the terrible legacy of war, and when death comes to the vineyard, she learns the redemptive power of love. Previously published as The Imperfect Tense.

Author Biography

Mary Fitzgerald trained as a nurse and ended up as an operating theater sister in a large London hospital. She gave up nursing and went into business, first a children's clothes shop, then a book shop and finally an internet clothes enterprise. She is the author of The Fishing Pool, Knight on the Potomac, and Mist.