Welcome back to your fortnightly Talk of the Town where we share the book love.
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Each month we will be showcasing a novel from our sponsors, Black & White Publishing (and if you link up, you’ll be entered into a monthly giveaway).
The Black & White novel we’re showcasing for October, Effie’s War, is a love story based on real events when an entire Highland neighbourhood was cleared to allow preparations for one of the greatest secrets of the WWII.
The Scottish Highlands, 1943 A family torn apart by the secrets of war.
In a remote corner of Scotland something momentous is underway. When Effie’s father receives notice to quit Kirk Farm, the lives of the Ross family and those of the whole community are utterly disrupted.
But for Effie – irrepressible, beautiful, vital – wartime changes bring her close to Toni, an Italian prisoner of war sent to work on the farm. Before long, the young couple are planning a future together when the war is finally over.
It’s a future that’s under threat from the start. For there are those among them who cannot quite be trusted. Someone is determined to find out what lies behind the upheaval – and to feed those secrets into enemy hands. To stop them will create devastation beyond anything anyone could have imagined.
Based on true events of the Second World War, this evocative novel captures the emotions, dangers and atmosphere of the days when the world faced its darkest hour.
Author, playwright and journalist Philip Paris lives in the Highlands of Scotland. He is best known for his historical fiction and non-fiction titles about the Italian Chapel, built during the Second World War by POWs in Orkney. His contemporary novel, Men Cry Alone, broke new ground in raising the profile of domestic abuse against men. In 2016 Philip’s novel Casting Off was published, based on his sell-out play of the same name.
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