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The Last Pier

Narrated by: Catherine Harvey
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

The summer of 1939 broke the Maudsley family. Cecily was only 13 years old and desperate to grow up, desperate to be as desired and reckless as her older sister, Rose.

Now in her 40s, the family resemblance is uncanny, but Cecily is a shadow of her former self. A part of her died that fateful summer. Returning to the deserted family farm, Cecily recalls the light before the storm, before the war came and before the terrible family tragedy. She remembers how everyone was guarding a secret. None more so than the beautiful Rose.

And in her childhood innocence, between snatches of misunderstood conversations, Cecily helped set in motion a chain of devastating events.

©2015 Roma Tearne (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

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"Tearne charts the patterns of love and loss with beautiful prose." (The Sunday Times)
"A tender, unconventional love story unfolds, until tragedy intervenes...she has a wonderful ability to create atmosphere." (The Times)
"Beautifully atmospheric writing, deeply moving and thought-provoking." [Books Quarterly (Waterstones)]

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