The Peacock Summer

'[a] beautifully written novel that brims with art, beauty, love, family, passion and secrets' - Books+Publishing

Two summers, decades apart. Two women whose lives are forever entwined. A house of secrets that could free them both.

At twenty-six, Lillian feels ancient and exhausted. Her marriage to Charles Oberon has not turned out the way she thought it would. To her it seems she is just another beautiful object captured within the walls of Cloudesley, her husband's Chilterns manor house. But, with a young step-son and a sister to care for, Lillian accepts there is no way out for her. Then Charles makes an arrangement with an enigmatic artist visiting their home and her world is turned on its head.

Maggie Oberon ran from the hurt and resentment she caused. Half a world away, in Australia, it was easier to forget, to pretend she didn't care. But when her grandmother, Lillian, falls ill she must head back to Cloudesley. Forced to face her past, she will learn that all she thought was real, all that she held so close, was never as it seemed.

An utterly compelling story of secrets, betrayals and the consequences of a long-ago summer from the internationally bestselling author of SECRETS OF THE TIDES and THE SHADOW YEAR.

  • Pub date: 26.03.19
  • RRP: $24.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback

Author

Hannah Richell

Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in the UK and Canada. She is the author of three previous bestselling novels: Secrets of the Tides, The Shadow Year and The Peacock Summer. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. Hannah has a background in book and film marketing and has worked in both the UK and Australia on a range of popular entertainment brands. She has also written for media outlets such as Harper's Bazaar, The Australian Women's Weekly, Fairfax and the Independent. Hannah is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia and currently lives in the South West of England with her family.

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