9781620408308

The Photographer's Wife

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  • ISBN13:

    9781620408308

  • ISBN10:

    1620408309

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/2/2016
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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Summary

In 1920s Jerusalem, eleven-year-old Prudence watches her architect father launch an ambitious (and crazy) plan to redesign the Holy City by importing English parks to the desert. He employs a British pilot, William Harrington, to take aerial photographs of the city, and soon Prue becomes uncomfortably aware of the attraction flaring between Harrington and Eleanora, the young English wife of a famous Jerusalem photographer. Palestine has been a surprisingly harmonious mix of British colonials, exiled Armenians, and Greek, Arab, and Jewish officials rubbing elbows, but there are simmers of trouble ahead. When Harrington learns that Eleanora's husband is part of an underground group intent on removing the British, a dangerous game begins.

Years later, in 1937, Prue is an artist living a reclusive life by the sea when Harrington pays her a surprise visit. What he reveals unravels her world, and she must follow the threads that lead her back to secrets long-ago buried in Jerusalem.

The Photographer's Wife is a powerful story of betrayal: between father and daughter, between husband and wife, and between nations and people, set in the complex period between the two world wars.

Author Biography

Suzanne Joinson is the author of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar. In 2007 she won the New Writing Ventures award for Creative Non-Fiction. She is completing a PhD in literature and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Joinson's personal blog can be found online at http://delicatelittlebirds.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @suzyjoinson. Visit her Web site at www.suzannejoinson.com. Joinson lives in England, in West Sussex, with her husband and two children.

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