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    Vanessa Couchman

ISBN: B00M5A0U6C (ASIN)

The House at Zaronza

by: Vanessa Couchman

“…powerfully written and gripping.”
~ French Village Diaries

“…not only an excellent historical fiction read, but also a revealing glimpse into the evolution of women’s rights…”
~ The Good Life France

“…hooked me right to the end… I would highly recommend this book.”
~ Book Muse

“She writes with a pleasing balance of description and dialogue, lingering on the fine details that make this sort of novel such a joy to read,…”
~ French Property News

““Beautifully written, evocative of this small island. A lovely book.”
~ Tripfiction

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The past uncovered.

Rachel Swift travels to Corsica to discover more about her forebears. She comes across a series of passionate love letters and delves into their history.

The story unfolds of a secret romance at the start of the 20th century between a village schoolteacher and Maria, the daughter of a bourgeois family. Maria’s parents have other plans for her future, though, and she sees her dreams crumble.

Her life is played out against the backdrop of Corsica, the ‘island of beauty’, and the turmoil of World War I.

This is a story about love, loss and reconciliation in a strict patriarchal society, whose values are challenged as the world changes.

Love gained and lost.

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Meet the Author
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Vanessa Couchman is a novelist, short story author, freelance writer and journalist. She has lived in France since 1997.She is passionate about French and Corsican history and culture, which provide inspiration for much of her fiction. Her first novel, The House at Zaronza (2014) is based on an intriguing true story and set in early 20th-century Corsica and during World War I. Vanessa is planning a sequel, set during World War II, and another novel set in 18th-century Corsica. A host of other ideas jostle for attention.Her short stories have been placed in creative writing competitions and published in numerous anthologies.Vanessa has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University and an MBA. She belongs to the Society of Authors, the Historical Novel Society, online, ex-pat writing group Writers Abroad and the Parisot Writing Group in France.
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Overview

“…powerfully written and gripping.”
~ French Village Diaries

“…not only an excellent historical fiction read, but also a revealing glimpse into the evolution of women’s rights…”
~ The Good Life France

“…hooked me right to the end… I would highly recommend this book.”
~ Book Muse

“She writes with a pleasing balance of description and dialogue, lingering on the fine details that make this sort of novel such a joy to read,…”
~ French Property News

““Beautifully written, evocative of this small island. A lovely book.”
~ Tripfiction

~~~

The past uncovered.

Rachel Swift travels to Corsica to discover more about her forebears. She comes across a series of passionate love letters and delves into their history.

The story unfolds of a secret romance at the start of the 20th century between a village schoolteacher and Maria, the daughter of a bourgeois family. Maria’s parents have other plans for her future, though, and she sees her dreams crumble.

Her life is played out against the backdrop of Corsica, the ‘island of beauty’, and the turmoil of World War I.

This is a story about love, loss and reconciliation in a strict patriarchal society, whose values are challenged as the world changes.

Love gained and lost.

Details

ISBN: B00M5A0U6C (ASIN)
Publisher: Crooked Cat
Publish Date: 2014
Page Count: 264