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Outstanding debut novel GENEVIEVE by English author B R Peabody available now for free preview or to buy and keep. Compelling, moving, vividly coloured and darkly erotic; read what they're saying: 'written with love in letters of blood' xxx 'thought-provoking - I would lie awake wondering if my grandparents ever got up to these antics!' xxx 'truly Dickensian in its scope - the characters will stay with you forever' xxx 'beautifully detailed and so evocative - you're with them in the trench, waiting for the enemy with your heart thumping madly...' xxx 'this book takes you there - best read so far this year!' xxx Click the book cover or search Genevieve on facebook
Privileged, spoilt, arrogant and violent. Harry Wetherby's mother engages yet another governess in a last desperate attempt to salvage her only child. Genevieve Archer will educate the boy at the family's country house. Her track record is superb and she will not spare the rod, but Harry is the ultimate test and they are closely matched in age. Other darkly erotic attractions lurk in the background, and if they should fall for each other yet more perils lie in wait. A former employer will stop at nothing to bring ruin on Genevieve, causing misery to her and those around her. Harry's fabulously wealthy mother will almost certainly break them apart, and on the horizon looms a war the like of which mankind has never seen before - a war which will claim the lives of multitudes and cripple millions more in the trenches of the Somme and Ypres. This book will hold you, enthral you, take you to the deepest darkest pits of despair then make your heart soar. It is a vivid portrait of the lives lived in Edwardian Britain. It paints a starkly accurate picture of life and death in the trenches and the price paid afterwards by those who came home - and by those who only ever got a telegram back. In places it will rend you like a knife and in others touches with gossamer care. If you only read one book this year, you should make sure this is it - gripping!

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