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  • Published: 17 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448171699
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

Liberty Silk

A sumptuous summer read starring three inspiring women from three vibrant eras.

One beautiful dress is the key to three brave women’s destinies…
France 1919: Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon. But when her husband suddenly disappears she finds herself bereft. Until a chance encounter thrusts her into the centre of the intoxicating world of Parisian high life.
Hollywood 1945: Lisa has come a long way from her quiet, unassuming life in London and is taking Hollywood by storm. But all that glitters is not gold, and as the smoke and mirrors of the lifestyle she so longed for shatter around her there are some secrets she can never escape.
London 1965: Cat, headstrong and independent, drawn to danger and passionately opposed to injustice, has no idea of the legacy that precedes her. Once past secrets are unveiled, she has the chance to find out what liberty really means...
An evocative story of survival, betrayal and the invincibility of love.

  • Pub date: 17 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448171699
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

About the Author

Kate Beaufoy

Kate Beaufoy has an MA in French and English literature from Trinity College Dublin. She began her career as a professional actor before becoming a full-time writer. As Kate Thompson she has had a dozen novels published, including the number one bestseller THE BLUE HOUR which was shortlisted for the RNA award.

LIBERTY SILK was her first historical novel. It was inspired by real letters written from Europe by her grandmother, Jessie Beaufoy, in the aftermath of the Great War.

Kate scuba dives to an advanced level and is in thrall to her Burmese cat.

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Praise for Liberty Silk

“I fell in love with this, and you will too – a beautiful, compelling novel”

Marian Keyes

“A wonderful book. I felt immersed in the world of Liberty Silk. It’s magic, fresh, and different.”

Sue Leonard, Irish Examiner

“Lush, delicious, exquisitely written: I just adored it.”

Cathy Kelly

“A damn good read.”

Douglas Kennedy

“An epic tale of survival, betrayal and love . . . with an exquisite sense of time and place”

Irish Sunday Independent

“Telling the stories of three women, each from a defining era - the gin-soaked 1920s, the aftermath of the Second World War, and the swinging sixties - this is an easy and enjoyable read.”

The Lady

“Liberty Silk takes its inspiration from real-life letters written after the First World War . . . An evocative piece of historical fiction”


“An evocative tale you won't want to put down.”


“From the glittering streets of Hollywood to the artistic alleyways of Paris, this is a whirlwind tour of some stunning and thrilling locations . . . Sad, poignant yet full of hope”

The Book Trail

“Liberty Silk will be a book I remember for a long time to come.”


“Liberty Silk is a completely engrossing, gorgeous story.”


“Stunning read”


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