An engrossing wartime mystery of past deceptions, family secrets and long-lasting love...
When art school graduate, Eleanor Roy, is recruited by the War Artists Advisory Committee, she comes one step closer to realising her dream of becoming one of the few female war artists. But breaking into the art establishment proves difficult until Eleanor meets painter, Jack Valante, only to be separated by his sudden posting overseas.
Although reluctant to leave her family at home, Kathryn can't refuse her grandmother Eleanor's request to travel to London to help her return a precious painting to its artist. But when the search uncovers a long-held family secret, Kathryn has to make a choice to return home or risk her family's future, as Eleanor shows her that safeguarding the future is sometimes worth more than protecting the past.
Eleanor's Secret is at once a surprising mystery and compelling love story.
'…Beecham's easy-flowing prose and astute structure make the pages fly.' - Sydney Morning Herald
'An intriguing read that switches effortlessly between war-torn London in the 1940s to Melbourne in 2010. A meticulously researched novel that shows the enduring power of love, the damage of secrets and how dreams come true.' - Weekly Times
'A captivating wartime mystery of past deceits, family confidences and long-lasting love.' - PS News
Caroline Beecham is a novelist, writer and producer. She is the author of three books: the best-selling novel Maggie's Kitchen, published August 2016, Eleanor's Secret, published May 2018, and Finding Eadie, July 2020. Her debut novel was shortlisted for Booktopia's Best Historical Fiction in 2016 and nominated for Book of the Year and Caroline for Best New Author by AusRom Today. She has worked in documentary, film and drama, and discovered that she loves to write fiction and to share lesser-known histories; in particular, those of pioneering women whose lives transport us back to the past, yet speak to us now. Caroline studied the craft of novel writing at the Faber Academy in Sydney, with Curtis Brown Creative in London, and has a MA in Film & Television and a MA in Creative Writing. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two teenage sons, and is working on a fourth novel and adapting Maggie's Kitchen as a drama series.
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