Description - Half the World in Winter by Maggie Joel
It is London, 1880, and Lucas Jarmyn struggles to make sense of the death of his beloved youngest daughter; his wife, Aurora, seeks solace in rigid social routines; and his eighteen-year-old daughter Dinah looks for fulfilment in unusual places. Only the housekeeper, the estimable Mrs Logan, seems able to carry on. A train accident in a provincial town on the railway Lucas owns claims the life of a young child and, amid the public outcry, a father journeys to London demanding justice. As he arrives in the city on a frozen January morning he finds a family with a terrible secret tearing their lives apart.
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(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Allen & Unwin
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Author Biography - Maggie Joel
Maggie Joel is a British-born writer now living in Sydney. She has been writing fiction and non-fiction for over ten years. Her first two novels The Past and Other Lies and The Second-Last Woman in England were published by Constable & Robinson.