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The Lost Chapter Caroline Bishop 5*#Review @calbish @simonschusterUK @RandomTTours #BlogTour #BookReview #TheLostChapter #LiteraryFiction #Friendship #historicalfiction #1950s #Women #ComingofAge

1957, France. 

Florence and Lilli meet at finishing school in Lyon. Despite some differences, they forge a firm friendship that promises to last a lifetime. But a terrible betrayal prematurely tears them apart.

Years later in England, Florence has become the woman her friend knew she could be – creative, bold, and independent. The exact opposite of Alice, a young woman troubled by a recent trauma, whom Florence is determined to help bring out of her shell.  Just as Lilli once did for her. 

When Florence discovers that the novel she’s reading is written by Lilli and is based on their time at school, the two stories begin to unfold together. Past events illuminate the future, and it becomes clear that long-held secrets can't stay buried forever.

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I received a copy of this book from Simon & Schuster UK in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

This story of friendship and living your best life is an absorbing read. Florence and Lilli shared a brief, but life-changing friendship, in 1950s France. Lilli's publication of a book prompts Florence to try and reconnect. She is a vibrant woman and is determined to help her young friend Alice fulfil her life potential.
The story tells Florence and Lilli's stories in the 1950s and Florence's present-day quest to find Lilli. It captures societal expectations for women in the 1950s through Florence and Lilli's experiences. I like the characterisation and the emotion the story evokes.
Caroline Bishop
Caroline Bishop began her journalism career at a small arts magazine in London, after a brief spell in educational publishing. She soon moved to work for a leading London theatre website, for which she reviewed shows and interviewed major acting and directing stars. Caroline turned freelance in 2012 and a year later moved to Switzerland, where her writing veered towards travel and she has contributed to publications including the Guardian, the Independent, the Telegraph and BBC Travel, writing mainly about Switzerland, and co-wrote the 2019 edition of the DK Eyewitness Guide to Switzerland. For two years Caroline was editor of TheLocal.ch, an English-language Swiss news site and it was during this time that she became fascinated with aspects of Swiss history and culture, particularly the evolution of women's rights.

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Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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