The House with Blue Shutters

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Atlantic Books, Jul 1, 2010 - 300 pages
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CASTROUX, FRANCE, 1939. In a bare farmhouse above the village, Oriane lives in desperate poverty. When the Germans invade, her simple world crumbles. Passions erupt, moral boundaries break down, and rebellion is soon in the air.

CASTROUX, FRANCE, 2000. In an idyllic gte overlooking the river, Claudia sunbathes on the terrace. She's pregnant, trapped, and terrified of the future. She confides only in an elderly neighbour, Oriane, and discovers that she too once carried a shameful secret.

THE HOUSE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS. Witness to the horrors of war and the heartache that followed. A place where history echoes off every wall...

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About the author (2010)

After reading English at Oxford, Lisa Hilton studied history of art in France and Italy. Since the, she has freelanced for Vogue, Harpers, The New York Times and the national broadsheets, and is the author of several critically acclaimed works of non-fiction. She has also written and presented programmes for the BBC. She lives between London and the South of France.

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