The dazzling new novel from Richard & Judy book club author Catherine Isaac, The World at my Feet is a story about the transforming power of love, as one woman journeys to uncover the past and reshape her future. The secrets that bind us can also tear us apart... 1990.
Harriet is a journalist. Her job takes her to dangerous places, where she asks questions and tries to make a difference. But when she is sent to Romania, to the state orphanages the world is only just learning about, she is forced to rethink her most important rule.
2018. Ellie is a gardener. Her garden is her sanctuary, her pride and joy.
But, though she spends long days outdoors, she hasn't set foot beyond her gate for far too long. Now someone enters her life who could finally be the reason she needs to overcome her fears. From post-revolution Romania to the idyllic English countryside, The World at My Feet is the story of two women, two worlds, and a journey of self-discovery that spans a lifetime.
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What a beautifully written and incredibly moving novel' Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare 'Such an interesting and beautifully written book - I loved it and would highly recommend adding it to your 2021 reading list. It is a wonderful story that I know readers are going to feel moved and uplifted by' Libby Page, author of The Lido 'A poignant and perceptive novel of love and courage in the face of terrible adversity' Erica James, author of Letters From the Past 'What a moving and uplifting story this is - Catherine Isaac writes with real humanity and kindness, which is exactly what we all need right now' Lucy Diamond, author of An Almost Perfect Holiday 'The World at my Feet is a profoundly moving, heart-filled story showing that, even in the darkest winter, new shoots of love, laughter and hope are waiting to burst through... Catherine Isaac handles Ellie's backstory with the kind of sensitivity and delicacy that's the mark of an exceptionally accomplished writer.
The World at my Feet is exactly the kind of story we all need right now. I adored it' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus 'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting - The World At My Feet is Catherine Isaac's best book so far!' Debbie Johnson, author of Maybe One Day