Transport your reading group to the French Alps in Orange Prize shortlisted author Emma Henderson’s new novel.
We are giving away sets of ten paperback copies of The Valentine House to ten reading groups. For the chance to read this captivating story and win a set for your group, simply tell us about your reading group, why you would love to get your hands on a copy, and if you would be happy to review this title for us.
About the book:
In June 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine, a keen mountaineer, arrives with his family to spend the summer in their chalet, high in the French Alps. There, for the first time, fourteen-year-old foundling Mathilde starts work as one of the ‘uglies’ – village girls employed as servants and picked, it is believed, to ensure they don’t catch Sir Anthony’s roving eye.
For Mathilde it is the start of a life-long entanglement with les anglais – strange, exciting people, far removed from the hard grind of farming…