Elizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel I Can't Begin to Tell You. When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror - her husband of twenty-five years - collaborates with the enemy to save his family home. Lured by British Intelligence into a covert world of resistance, her life in the hands of London's code breakers, Kay's betrayal of her husband is complete as she risks her home and children to protect an SOE agent who won't even tell her his name. As her family - especially her headstrong daughter - is drawn further into danger, Kay is faced with a wrenching moral dilemma.
Who will be sacrificed next for the cause? Can she and Bror ever find their way back to one another? Elizabeth Buchan's stunning new novel, I Can't Begin to Tell You, is a story of bravery, broken loyalties, lies and how the power of love can bring redemption even to the darkest of places. Praise for Elizabeth Buchan: 'A real writer for grown-ups' Joanna Trollope 'Gorgeously well-written' Independent 'Gripping, fascinating' Daily Mail Elizabeth Buchan's previous novels include Light of the Moon, the prizewinning Consider the Lily, the New York Times bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, and her most recent book Daughters.
As well as her novels Elizabeth's short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in a range of magazines.
Elizabeth reviews for the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail and is a patron of the Guildford Book Festival and of the National Academy of Writing.
She has chaired the Betty Trask and Desmond Elliott literary prizes, has been a judge for the Whitbread (now Costa) awards, and she sits on the authors' committee for the Reading Agency.
She lives in London.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/03/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780718158002