Fallen Skies

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HarperCollins UK, Nov 11, 2011 - Fiction - 640 pages
8 Reviews

Terrific novel set in the Roaring Twenties, reissued to accompany Philippa Gregory’s bestselling novel, The Other Boleyn Girl

Lily Valance wants to forget the war. She's determined to enjoy the world of the 1920s, with its music, singing, laughter and pleasure. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated hero back from the Front, she's drawn to his wealth and status. In Lily he sees his salvation – from the past, from the nightmare, from the guilt at surviving the Flanders plains where so many were lost.

But it's a dream that cannot last. Lily has no intention of leaving her singing career. The hidden tensions of the respectable facade of the Winters household come to a head. Stephen's nightmares merge ever closer with reality and the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who loves him to a terrible reckoning...

 

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

I'm a big fan of Philippa Gregory's historic novels about the Tudors, so I decided to try one of her non-Tudor novels. The description makes it sound like it's a romance novel and I don't usually go ... Read full review

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User Review  - MillieHennessy - LibraryThing

This book centers around newlyweds Lily and Stephen Winters. Lily was a chorus girl turned soloist, who lost her mother and her way in life, and married Stephen because she didn't care what happened ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
17
Section 3
28
Section 4
40
Section 5
52
Section 6
65
Section 7
82
Section 8
97
Section 22
332
Section 23
349
Section 24
366
Section 25
383
Section 26
396
Section 27
407
Section 28
422
Section 29
437

Section 9
110
Section 10
126
Section 11
138
Section 12
155
Section 13
176
Section 14
193
Section 15
208
Section 16
229
Section 17
247
Section 18
262
Section 19
278
Section 20
296
Section 21
313
Section 30
449
Section 31
462
Section 32
483
Section 33
499
Section 34
511
Section 35
524
Section 36
538
Section 37
551
Section 38
582
Section 39
596
Section 40
612
Section 41
626
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About the author (2011)

Philippa Gregory is an internationally renowned author of historical novels. She holds a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. Works that have been adapted for television include A Respectable Trade, The Other Boleyn Girl and The Queen's Fool. The Other Boleyn Girl became a major film, starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana. Philippa Gregory lives in the North of England with her family.

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