First in a terrific new trilogy. A rich historical saga about money and property, betrayal and love. Wonderful storytelling and strong characters in an authentic historical setting. Anita Burgh enjoys strong sales in both trade and paperback editions, sales that have further increased with her return to historical fiction. She also receives very good reviews: 'Fans of The Forsyte Saga will love this cracking historical drama set in the early 1900s and filled with all those poisonous feuds and fiery forbidden passions you'd expect during a time of war and social upheaval' Woman's Own. 'A blockbuster ... an excellent reading experience' Literary Review. 'Its crafted writing keeps you hanging in there until the last page' City Limits. 'Burgh is a great storyteller with a keen sense of time and place ... Her characterisations are particularly well drawn ... A gem. Enjoy' Irish Independent. 'Races along, carrying the reader with it to the end. Excellent entertainment' Good Book Guide. 'You won't be able to put it down' Good Housekeeping. The second novel in the trilogy, THE HEART'S CITADEL, is published in Orion trade Summer 2005.
Anita Burgh is the author of several bestselling novels, including 'Distinctions of Class', 'Breeders', 'Clare's War', 'The House at Harcourt' and 'The Visitor'. She has also written a stunning trilogy which includes 'The Broken Gate', 'The Heart's Citadel', and soon - 'The Breached Wall'. She lives in Gloucestershire.
'Sharp-eyed, shrewd and entertaining' GOOD BOOK GUIDE