About the author
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.
About the book..
Two women living a hundred years apart. One home that binds them together.
When Edie Chadwick travels to Ireland to close up her uncle’s lakeside lodge, it’s as much to escape the burden of guilt she’s carrying as to break loose from the smart set of 1930’s London.
The old house is full of memories – not just her own, but those of a woman whose story has been left to gather dust in a chest in the attic: a handwritten memoir inscribed with an elegant signature . . . Eliza Drury
As she turns the pages of the manuscript, Edie uncovers secrets she could never have imagined: an exciting tale of ambition, hardship, love and tragedy – a story that has waited a lifetime to be told. . .
There is a lot of name dropping in this novel, publishers, writers and Dylan Thomas, it also took me a while to guess that Ian Fleming is THE Ian Fleming of James Bond fame. However Another Heartbeat in the House is an interesting read. It invites you in and keeps you settled for the duration.
Edie Chadwick works for a Publishers as a copy-editor,a job that she hates, her beloved dog died and she has fallen out with her dearest friend, whom she hopes bad times will befall.
She travels to Ireland to clear a house for her uncle and whilst doing so finds a journal written 100 years before.
Kate Beaufoy takes you back in time to the 1930’s, Eliza Drury is travelling to become a governess when she meets the Thackerys. Isabella is a tragic figure and Eliza does all she can to help her.
Another Heartbeat is a tantalising read and one which I thoroughly enjoyed, I loved the history and the description of an age gone by. It truly has a romantic feel to it.
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