On Sale: May 7, 2019
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A captivating novel of manners that tells the story
of a dark and disturbing period of British history, by a
It is the summer of 1938
and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years
abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she
soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic
beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of
another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle,
giving way to a thrilling solution: the appointment of a
great and charismatic new leader who will restore England to
its former glory.
At a party hosted by her new
friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment,
with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone
and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to
her imprisonment and changed the course of her life
Powerful, poignant, and exquisitely
observed, After the Party is an illuminating
portrait of a dark period of British history which has yet
to be fully acknowledged.
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