I am delighted to let you know that my latest book : The Flight of Swallows will be out next year on 12 January.
It is available to pre-order now from Amazon here.
It is a story about family, belonging and the lengths we will go to for the ones we love.
Oh my dears,’ she gasped, clutching at them. ‘You can’t go home.’ A fresh set of tears began leaking down her face. ‘They’ve taken them both.’
Hamburg, 1938. Fifteen-year-old twins Jurgen and Asta stroll home from school, unaware their world is about to implode. A family friend stops them in the road, weeping. Their Jewish parents have been dragged into the streets by German soldiers and if the twins return to their house, they will be taken too.
Heartbroken at the loss of their parents, the twins know they have no choice but to flee. They must make the perilous journey across Germany and into Denmark to reach their only surviving relative, their aunt Trine, a woman they barely know.
After days hidden under blankets in a truck with other refugees, they reach the dark, snow-covered forest that divides Germany and Denmark. With safety almost in sight, the twins grow careless, unaware that they are being followed. And when they are found by the enemy, brother and sister end up facing a terrible dilemma. They swore they would always protect each other, but what happens when that promise is tested?
A gripping and poignant read that will break your heart and give you hope. Fans of Fiona Valpy, Kristin Hannah and Catherine Hokin will be gripped by the story of a brave brother and sister seeking safety during one of the darkest times in our history.