While an exciting campaign by The Book Fairies saw copies of the book travel as far and wide as Paris and Lyon back in February, (see below), Caroline has also recently been publicizing the title for Canadian readers through an interview with Genevieve Graham streaming here.
Check out the glorious reviews The Lost Chapter has already received:
“A heartwarming story of selfless friendship, and of women who dare to pursue the road less travelled. Dappled with a touch of mystery and cheeky humour, The Lost Chapter inspires us to push the boundaries of our own comfort zones.”
Heather Marshall, author of Looking for Jane
“A delightful novel with true friendship at its heart and characters you won’t want to leave behind. Readers will fall in love with Lenny and Fran as they learn the excitement and danger of a first love amid the proper, oppressive environment of a 1950s finishing school. In the present day, Flo, Alice, and Clara all confront demons of their own and learn that happiness is within their grasp. Like one of Flo’s intricate prints, this book reveals itself slowly to create a perfect picture of friendship that readers will love.”
Julia Kelly, international bestselling author of The Last Dance of the Debutante
“The Lost Chapter is a heartwarming, beautifully crafted story about friendships and forgiveness, and the importance of believing in one’s self even when it feels impossible. A poignant reminder that it is never too late to make things right with those you love, and with yourself.”
Genevieve Graham, USA Today and #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Home Child
Here’s a taster…
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 for ever.
Caroline Bishop is an author and journalist. Since moving to Switzerland several years ago, 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.
Happy Canadian Publication Day, Caroline!