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  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099449935
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

To My Daughter In France


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Four families - generations of lives spanning war and peace and a whole world of hidden secrets-

"And to my daughter in France ... I bequeath the remainder of my Estate."
These words, read from the will of Irish academic Richard Kirwan, stun his grieving children. Across the channel, 24-year-old Solange de Valnay's perfectly ordered world is shattered. Is the man she calls "papa" not her father? Her mother is dead, and Solange resolves to spurn her Irish half-siblings. But the truth won't go away, and the Kirwan children and Solange must overcome their differences and confront the past. An extraordinary tale of doomed passion, of heroism during the second world war, of sacrifices made for love and for honour, reveals itself in ways that resonate to the present.
TO MY DAUGHTER IN FRANCE– is a sweeping historical drama that moves between occupied Paris, the coast of Connemara and the vineyards of the Languedoc region of southern France in the 1970s.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099449935
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Barbara Keating

Barbara and Stephanie Keating grew up in Kenya. One sister now lives in Ireland, the other in France. This novel was their second cross-Channel collaboration and was follwed by A Durable Fire and In Borrowed Light, which make up the Langani Trilogy.

Stephanie Keating

Barbara and Stephanie Keating grew up in Kenya. One sister now lives in France and the other in Dublin. Their first novel was the bestselling To My Daughter in France... This was followed by the acclaimed novels Blood Sisters and A Durable Fire, which, along with In Borrowed Light, make up the Langani Trilogy.


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