Friday 25 March 2022

Check out The Sunday Times Bestselling Novel from literary legends, Isabel Allende #HistoricalFiction



By Isabel Allende

Publication Date: 25th January 2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition
Page Length: 319 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

One 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.

'Epic, beautifully crafted . . . Gripping from start to finish' 
Daily Telegraph

'A moving exploration of both the pain and the freedom of being an outsider' 
New Statesman

'A new novel by Isabel Allende is always a treat' 
Daily Mail

Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel Allende is the author of The House of the Spirits, Daughter of Fortune, Paula, My Invented Country and The Japanese Lover. Her books have been translated into more than 35 languages and have sold over 65 million copies worldwide. The Japanese Lover was an international and New York Times bestseller. She lives in California.



  1. This book sounds great. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I have not heard of this one. Thank you for sharing.


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