Violeta : 'Storytelling at its best' - Woman & Home-9781526648365

Violeta : 'Storytelling at its best' - Woman & Home by Allende, Isabel

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Author: Allende, Isabel

Historical fiction

Published on 16 February 2023 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 336 pages
197 x 130 x 20 | 232g

THE NEW NOVEL FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE, THE WIND KNOWS MY NAME, IS OUT NOW'Epic, beautifully crafted . . . Gripping from start to finish' DAILY TELEGRAPH'A must for historical fiction lovers' COUNTRY AND TOWNHOUSE'A new novel by Isabel Allende is always a treat' DAILY MAILOne extraordinary woman.

One hundred years of history.

One unforgettable story.

Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.

Told in the form of a letter to someone Violeta loves above all others, this is the story of a hundred-year life - of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Bearing witness to a century of history, it is a life shaped by the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics.

Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination and sense of humour will carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.

READERS LOVE VIOLETA'Allende is truly a master of storytelling ... I didn't want to reach the end' *****'A tour de force ... Stunning' *****'Beautifully written and intensely dramatic ... I loved every word' *****'Spellbinding, captivating and absorbing' *****'One of my favourite authors ... I always find myself completely drawn into her richly detailed narratives' *****