After the party /Material type: BookPublisher: New York ; Pegasus Books, 2019.Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.Description: 261 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781643131269.Subject(s): Life change events -- Fiction | Women prisoners -- Fiction | Sisters -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Fiction | Historical fiction
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A captivating novel of manners that tells the story of a dark and disturbing period of British history, by a master storyteller.<br> <br> It is the summer of 1938 and Phyllis Forrester has returned to England after years abroad. Moving into her sister's grand country house, she soon finds herself entangled in a new world of idealistic beliefs and seemingly innocent friendships. Fevered talk of another war infiltrates their small, privileged circle, giving way to a thrilling solution: the appointment of a great and charismatic new leader who will restore England to its former glory.<br> <br> At a party hosted by her new friends, Phyllis lets down her guard for a single moment, with devastating consequences. Years later, Phyllis, alone and embittered, recounts the dramatic events which led to her imprisonment and changed the course of her life forever.<br> <br> Powerful, poignant, and exquisitely observed, After the Party is an illuminating portrait of a dark period of British history which has yet to be fully acknowledged.