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The Wildflowers

the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read 2018
  • Author
    • Harriet Evans
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'I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read' MARIAN KEYES

RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018

Turn the page and find yourself in a Dorset beach house, the sun in your eyes and the sand between your toes. This is the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. A gorgeous, epic tale of tangled family secrets and lies . . .


'A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph' SOPHIE KINSELLA


'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' PATRICIA SCANLAN

'Atmospheric and altogether wonderful' LESLEY PEARCE

'I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful' PENNY VINCENZI

'Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama' DAILY MAIL
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Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative . . . adulterous to the core.

They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in.

My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later.

This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside.
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  • Published: Apr 05 2018
  • Pages: 528
  • 198 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9781472221377
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Press Reviews

  • CultureFly
    Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page
  • Patricia Scanlan

    She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page
  • Marian Keyes

    I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read
  • Sophie Kinsella

    A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph
  • Penny Vincenzi

    I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful
  • Fabulous
    A brilliant read
  • Woman & Home
    With plenty of family secrets, a gorgeous old house, an involving story featuring characters that leap off the page - there's nothing not to love about this captivating family saga
  • Good Housekeeping
    An evocative slice of escapism
  • My Weekly
    Harriet Evans's characters are superb . . . vibrant, eccentric, emotional, masters and mistresses of high and low!
  • Isabelle Broom

    Heat
    Richly layered . . . Oozing at the seams with scandal, secrets, sex and a whole host of unforgettable characters, this is a story to get truly lost in
  • Readers love The Wildflowers
  • The Sun
    This beautifully written family saga will make you yearn for summer days
  • Sunday Mirror
    [A] sumptuous and emotional story
  • Lesley Pearse

    Atmospheric and altogether wonderful
  • Daily Mail
    Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama