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A Heart Bent Out of Shape

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From the author of The Book of Summers, picked for Richard & Judy's 2012 summer book club, comes the story of a first love, a terrible tragedy, a snow-filled paradise; a year that will never be forgotten.

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Emylia was born in 1978 and grew up in the Devon countryside, the daughter of an English artist and a Hungarian quilt-maker. After studying English & Related Literature at the universities of York and Lausanne, she spent five years working in a London ad agency, before moving to the French Alps. It was there that she began to write. Emylia now lives in Bristol with her husband, the comic-book writer and children's author, Robin Etherington, and young son. She is the author of The Book of Summers, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Book club pick in 2012, A Heart Bent Out of Shape and The Sea Between Us.


'The writing is so pretty you'll fall in love with the setting... We guarantee you'll be saving up your pennies and catching a flight to Switzerland before you're halfway through' * Heat * 'A love affair with Lausanne... the descriptions are highly evocative and a joy to read' * Sunday Express * 'A touching coming-of-age story' * Image Magazine * 'Hall confirms her talent for romantic but original prose' * Big Issue * 'A thriller, coming-of-age story and love letter to Switzerland, all in one' * Good Housekeeping * '[A] crystalline tale... A novel that glints with passion, loss and doubt' * Marie Claire * '[An] emotive novel not to be missed' * Star * 'A compelling coming-of-age story with a superb twist' * Easy Living * Fantastically evocative and sun-drenched * Stylist * Beautifully nuanced * Spectator * Praise for Emylia Hall: 'Enchanting and vivid... an amazing debut' * Cosmopolitan * As tender and insightful as it is gripping... the sheer joy of being young and alive is shining out on every page -- Susan Fletcher, author of EVE GREEN

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