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Frances Liardet

Biography

Frances Liardet

Frances Liardet is a child of children of the Second World War. She has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and studied Arabic at Oxford before traveling to Cairo, where she translated modern Egyptian novelists including Nobel-prize winner Naguib Mahfouz and Edwar al-Kharrat. She currently lives in Somerset, England, with her husband and daughter, and helps to run a summer writing session called Bootcamp. WE MUST BE BRAVE is her American debut.

Frances Liardet

Books by Frances Liardet

by Frances Liardet - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is. Ellen professed not to want children with her older husband, and when she takes Pamela into her home and rapidly into her heart, she discovers that this is true: Ellen doesn't want children. She wants only Pamela. Three golden years pass as the Second World War rages on. Then one day Pamela is taken away, screaming. Ellen is no stranger to sorrow, but when she returns to the quiet village life she's long lived, she finds herself asking: In a world changed by war, is it fair to wish for an unchanged heart?