• Paperback: 496 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (May 28, 2013)
A spellbinding tale about the power of love, the danger of obsession, and the unfaithful nature of memory, A Half Forgotten Song is by turns haunting, joyous, and heartbreaking
1937. In a windswept village on the Dorset coast, fourteen-year-old Mitzy Hatcher has endured a wild and lonely upbringing. But the arrival of renowned artist Charles Aubrey, along with his exotic mistress and their two daughters, changes everything. Over the course of three summers, Mitzy develops a deep and abiding bond with the Aubrey household, gradually becoming Charles’s muse. Slowly, she begins to perceive a future she had never thought possible—and a powerful love is kindled in her. A love that will grow as she does: from innocence to obsession; from childish infatuation to something far more dangerous.
Years later, a young man in an art gallery happens upon a hastily drawn portrait and is intrigued by its curious intensity. The questions he asks lead him to the seaside village—and to the truth about those fevered summers of long ago.
Katherine Webb grew up in rural Hampshire, England. She has lived in London and Venice, and she currently resides in Berkshire, England. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, potter, bookbinder, library assistant, and housekeeper at a manor house, she now writes full-time.
Katherine’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, May 28th: Veronica M.D.
Wednesday, May 29th: That’s What She Read
Monday, June 3rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, June 4th: BookNAround
Friday, June 7th: Must Read Faster
Monday, June 10th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, June 12th: Books in the Burbs
Thursday, June 13th: A Dream Within a Dream
Monday, June 17th: Amused By Books
Monday, June 17th: Wordsmithonia
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