The Prisoner's Wife

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Berkley Books
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Maggie Brookes is a British ex-journalist and BBC television producer turned poet and novelist. She is an advisory fellow for the Royal Literary Fund and also an Associate Professor at Middlesex University, London, England, where she has taught creative writing since 1990. She lives in London and Whitstable, Kent and is married, with two grown-up daughters. She has published five poetry collections in the UK under her married name of Maggie Butt.


"A powerful love story that exquisitely depicts the courage and strength of the human spirit in the face of the tremendous cost of war."--Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to Key West

"A powerful page-turner."--Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of Lady Clementine

"You will be spellbound by this stellar debut."--Susan Meissner, Bestselling author of The Last Year of the War

"Perhaps the most unique World War II story I've ever read...A complete winner."--Sarah-Jane Stratford, Author of Red Letter Days

"Avid readers of stories about the Holocaust should be prepared to be awestruck by this portrayal of a seldom-shared aspect of the war...The Prisoner's Wife is tale of epic proportions. It does not shrink from the cruelty of war which, in this telling, is offset only by the strength of love."--The Jewish Voice and Opinion

"A heady mix of young passion, love, courage and hope in a dark world. I so hope that Bill and Izabella get away but this has captured me."--Giles Kristian, author of Lancelot

"Based on the experiences of real people and real events, The Prisoner's Wife seamlessly and skilfully breathes intense, fully realised life into the stark scenes it describes...I was by turns moved, outraged and humbled."--Deborah Kay Davies, author of True Things About Me

"An engrossing, harrowing and heart-warming novel that reveals humanity at its best and worst."--Ann Morgan, author of Reading The World

"An absorbing and engaging tale of wartime bravery and endurance. I loved it!"--Rachel Hore, author of Last Letter Home and The Memory Garden

"It is a story that Hemingway might have envied."--Juliet Gardiner, author of Wartime; Britain 1939 to 1945 and The Blitz; The British Under Attack.

"Heart wrenching and heart-warming in equal unputdownable novel"--Ben Kane, author of The Eagles of Rome series

'When a debut is praised by the likes of Jojo Moyes, you know it's worth reading...You won't be able to put down this tender and heartbreaking read."--Judith Allnat, author of The Poet's Wife and The Silk Factory

"A gripping debut novel...I feel enriched to have read it."--Gill Paul, author of The Lost Daughter and The Secret Wife

"Tremendous ... this is much more than a love story; it's about the instinct for survival, the value of friends, and the power of hope even in the midst of terror."--Georgina Clarke, author of Death and the Harlot