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  • Published: 1 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099449935
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99
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To My Daughter In France



A terrific page-turner - a summer novel which really is 'The perfect holiday read' Independent on Sunday

'And to my daughter in France, I bequeath the remainder of my Estate'

These words, read from the will of Irish academic Richard Kirwan, come as a complete surprise to his grieving family. Solange de Valnay's perfectly ordered world is shattered when she discovers the identity of her true father for the first time. She loves the man who has always been 'Papa' and the Languedoc vineyard in which she had the happiest of childhoods; Celine, her adored mother, is dead. But the truth of Richard Kirwan's liaison with her mother cannot remain buried, and the Kirwan children and their half-sister must overcome their differences and confront the past that unites them.

What emerges is an extraordinary tale of an impossible but irresistible love affair, of passion and blind heroism, of sacrifices made for love and honour and of four families whose resistance to the German forces occupying France during WWII binds them across the borders and cultures through war and peace.

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

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.

Praise for To My Daughter In France

Full of intrigue, love, passion and anger

Irish Independent

A singular literary event - a cosmopolitan novel

Observer

Stiff upper lips are melted by passion in this story of wartime valour and present day curiosity

Irish Tatler

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