Historia’s giveaway for August 2021 is for three copies of Sisterhood by VB Grey, which is published on 19 August, 2021.
Entries open at 6pm on 15 August, 2021, and close at 11.59pm on 24 August, 2021.
Three winning entrants will each receive one copy of Sisterhood.
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It is 1944 in war-battered London. Freya and Shona are identical twins, close despite their different characters. Freya is a newly qualified doctor treating the injured in an East End hospital, while Shona has been recruited by the SOE.
The sisters are so physically alike that they can fool people into thinking that one is the other. It’s a game they’ve played since childhood. But when Shona persuades her twin to swap roles to meet her Polish lover, he is angered at being tricked.
Then Shona proposes a far more dangerous swapping of roles. At first Freya refuses but finally she agrees, with consequences that threaten not only the happiness but the lives of both sisters.
Forty-five years later, in November 1989, Freya, now aged 69, is watching television with her daughter Kirsty. Freya is gripped as she witnesses crowds of Berliners attempting to knock down their hated wall. This sight stirs memories of her own and her sister’s war, especially the tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising – memories that she has never shared with anyone.
Even if she wanted to reveal them now, she can’t. She’s suffering from a brain tumour and is unable to speak although her reason is unimpaired. And this is what she’s thinking: “If they succeed in knocking down the wall, what secrets will come tumbling through?”
If her own were revealed, it would be devastating for all those close to her, especially her daughter, Kirsty.
If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won, buy a copy of Sisterhood. now. And VB Grey will be writing about the background to her book for Historia. She’s already written about the background to Tell Me How it Ends, her HWA Gold Crown Award-longlisted novel, in Tell Me How It Ends: writing a film noir novel.
Historia would like to thank Quercus Books for generously providing the prizes for this giveaway.