If you follow us on twitter you’ve probably heard us getting rather excited about Early One Morning, the new novel from Virginia Baily coming this summer.
Early One Morning tells the story of Chiara Ravello, a young woman living in occupied Rome in 1943, who is about to flee the city for the safety of her grandparents’ house in the hills. One grey morning, she catches the eye of a woman being herded on to a truck with her husband and their young children, who will shortly be driven off into the darkness.
In that endless-seeming moment, before she has time to think about what she is doing, Chiara makes a decision that changes her life for ever.
We sent out proofs in March, and the response so far has been electric:
We’ve also just had this quote from Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, and upcoming new novel Circling the Sun:
‘Early One Morning isn’t just an incandescent novel, but the rarest of reading experiences, offering a view both wrenching and luminous of how love pushes us past what we’re capable of, and somehow—impossibly—reclaims us when we’re long past saving. Utterly magnificent’
If you’d like a chance to discover why this book is so special, here are three ways you can read it before anyone else:
And look out for a chance soon to win early signed copies of Early One Morning, and where to see Virginia Baily talking about the book this summer.