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‘The new Tenko’ is how Isabel Wolff’s latest novel, Ghostwritten, is best described.

Available on Amazon, in Kindle and in paperback, Ghostwritten is set in present day Cornwall, and on wartime Java. It’s about a young Dutch girl, Klara, who grew up on a rubber plantation but whose idyllic childhood ended the day the Japanese invaded. Interned in a prison camp with her mother and little brother, Klara struggles against starvation, brutality and neglect. She has never spoken of her three-year ordeal, but now, about to turn 80, Klara’s decided to write her harrowing tale, and her son commissions a ghost writer, Jenni, to help. Being a ‘ghost’ suits Jenni very well. Still haunted by a childhood tragedy, her job means that she can seek refuge in the memories of others and not think about her own memories too much. But as Jenni listens to Klara’s extraordinary story of survival, she’s shocked to find heart-breaking parallels with her own life. The growing bond between the two women, one old and one young, may help both lay to rest the ghosts of their past. Poignant, powerful and meticulously researched, Ghostwritten is a story of survival, of love, and of hope.

‘Beautifully written, extraordinarily moving – a tale that grips from start to finish.’ Lesley Downer, author of The Samurai’s Daughter.

‘Wonderful, tender and compelling.’ Rachel Hore author of The Silent Tide

‘Moving, humbling and life-affirming. The best book I’ve read so far this year.’

‘Clear your diary and grab a tissue…’

Ghostwritten is published by Harper Fiction in paperback, at £7.99. For more information about Isabel and her bestselling novels please visit her website or see her Facebook Page with the following links.







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