The Repercussions by Catherine Hall


When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she’s just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her great-grandmother Elizabeth’s diary haunt her night and day, forcing Jo to come to terms with demons she thought she could leave behind.

Written as a long confession to Jo’s ex-girlfriend Susie, alternating with Elizabeth’s account of nursing Indian soldiers at the Brighton Pavilion in 1915, The Repercussions – Catherine Hall’s most ambitious novel to date – is a sweeping narrative dealing with the psychological and emotional reality of war, as well as race, guilt, love and loss.


“Her writing has a terse and fierce precision that tightens into tragic fury.” - The Independent

“A brilliant author.” - Simon Savidge, The Guardian

“A great read with a sharp kick in the tail." - Diva Magazine

"A wonderfully evocative and moving tale, of two strong women deeply affected by the repercussions of war, each in love and facing loss." - The Good Book Guide



Catherine Hall was born in the Lake District and worked in documentary-film production and international peacebuilding before becoming a freelance writer and editor for charities specializing in human rights and development. She is the author of two previous novels: the critically and commercially successful Days of Grace and The Proof of Love, which won the prestigious Green Carnation Prize.

Follow her on twitter @catherinehall99

To buy her novel, go to: Alma Books

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