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Twice Born

The International Bestseller

Margaret Mazzantini


The international bestseller that masterfully explores the depths of love and the power of motherhood, set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war

Gemma hasn’t been back to Sarajevo in sixteen years. She returns to teach her son Pietro about the city of his birth and the father he never knew. But the visit brings with it impassioned memories of her love affair with Pietro’s father, their determination to have a child at any cost, and their deep connection to the city even as war threatened to destroy it.

Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Twice Born is a tale of the brutality of conflict, but also of the acts of generosity that emerge from war. A heartrending and inspiring tale of the ties that bind families, fused in a time of crisis.

  • Publication date: April 1, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781851689163
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 464
  • Publication date: July 1, 2011
  • ISBN: 9781851688494
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 464


"This stunning novel about the nature of grief, love, and motherhood blew me away with the quality and depth of her haunting story."

The Bookseller

'Awash with vivid memories and powerful emotion... A stunning book.'

Irish News

'Epic and captivating… Truly unforgettable.'

Easy Living

Margaret Mazzantini

Margaret Mazzantini was born in Dublin and now lives in Rome with her husband and four children. She trained as an actress but left the stage to concentrate on writing. Her previous novel, Don’t Move,won the prestigious Strega Prize, sold over 2 million copies, and became a feature film directed by Sergio Castellitto and starring Penelope Cruz.

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