The Forgotten

Pages: 336
Imprint: Point Blank

The Forgotten

Mary Chamberlain

How do you rebuild a life from the ashes of despair?

9781786079077 (2 Sep 2021)
RRP £14.99

The Book

The latest book from bestselling novelist Mary Chamberlain

How do you rebuild a life from the ashes of despair?

London 1958. Twenty-six-year-old Betty Fisher is one of the first to join the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and attend its inaugural meeting, where she meets John Harris. Posted to Berlin towards the end of the war, John has been left traumatised by his experiences in Germany. And, as his initial admiration for Betty shifts into an overwhelming need to protect her, he is plagued by flashbacks and fantasies. John's increasing fragility brings to the surface Betty's own memories. And soon her past, too, begins to unravel…     

Additional Information

Pages 336
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Mary Chamberlain is a novelist and historian. Her debut novel, The Dressmaker of Dachau, was published in 18 countries. She is the author of non-fiction books on women's history and Caribbean history, including Fenwomen, the first book published by Virago Press. She lives in London with her husband, the political theorist Stein Ringen. 


‘Moving between war-torn Germany, 1945, and cold-war London, 1958, The Forgotten focuses on Bette and John, two people living with the repercussions of conflict, caught up in a web of deception and espionage, and falling in love. Beautifully crafted, elegantly written, with characters to root for - I loved this heart-stopping tale.'


- Saskia Sarginson, author of The Bench

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