The Kissing Gates
By Mackenzie Ford
A drama set in the backdrop of WW1, of love, secrets and lies . . .
When English soldier Hal strikes up a conversation with German Lieutenant Wilhelm during the ceasefire in no-man's-land on Christmas Day 1914, he has no idea the impact this chance meeting will have. Wilhelm is in love with an English woman, Sam, and presses a photograph into Hal's hand - if he makes it home, Hal must promise to find Sam and give her this token of affection.
Hal does make it home, though the war rages on - but the moment he sees Sam he is in trouble. With Wilhelm's shadow looming over their relationship, and his photograph never revealed, Hal begins to live a life that was meant for someone
Mackenzie Ford is a pseudonym for a writer who lives in London.
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30 Oct 2008
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Set against the panorama of the First World War, The Kissing Gates is a poignant love story, a finely woven tapestry of choice, consequence and redemption. Mackenzie Ford explores the ambiguities of the human heart with an unwavering hand, and in so doing creates a haunting and moving tale that will resonate with the reader long after he or she has finished the last page." Pam Jenoff, bestselling author of Kommandant's Girl — 'This book is a joy to read. Wonderful period detail, and the atmosphere so convincing it had me looking out the window for Zeppelins. The First World War - with its no-man's land and valiant nurses - is disturbingly contrasted to the peaceful idyll of ru
Kate Furnivall, author of The Russian Concubine — 'The Kissing Gates is a passionate, engrossing page-turner - a full-blooded epic story of love, the corroding power of secrets, and a man at war with himself'
Anthony Capella, author of The Food of Love — 'Against the background of the First World War this debut tells the tale of love against all hope, with a healthy dose of revenge'
Irish Tatler — 'There's an uncluttered quality to Ford's prose and he evokes his west country settings with quiet skill'