One of our recommended books is The Woman in the Sable Coat by Elizabeth Brooks


At the height of the Second World War in England, twenty-two year old Nina Woodrow joins the British Royal Air Force and rebels against her careful upbringing by embarking on an illicit affair with an officer. She risks losing everything for Guy Nicholson: her comfortable home, her childhood friends, and, especially, the love of her father, an enigmatic widower.Meanwhile, in the sleepy village where Nina grew up, where the upheavals of war seem far away and divorce remains taboo, Kate Nicholson struggles to cope with her new role as the wronged wife. She finds an unlikely confidant in Nina’s father,

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  • Tin House Books
  • Paperback
  • March 2024
  • 352 Pages
  • 9781959030355

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About Elizabeth Brooks

Elizabeth Brooks is the author of The Orphan of Salt WindsThe Whispering House, and The House in the Orchard. She grew up in Chester, England, graduated from Cambridge University, and resides on the Isle of Man with her husband and two children.


The Woman in the Sable Coat isn’t just a breath of fresh air; it’s a gust, blowing away stale tropes of the World War II novel and replacing them with an intriguing tale of vivid characters caught in the snares of love, war, and deception.--Annie Barrows, author of The Truth According to Us and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
A beautifully written evocation of young girls coming-of-age, and plunging into womanhood and war, which gradually intensifies into a gothic unease that would make Daphne Du Maurier proud. Excellent–I could not put it down.--Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before The War