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  • Location: Pedraza, Manchester

Her Last Promise

Her Last Promise

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1978, 2018: A mother’s secret across the ages

  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years.

Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet’s destiny, in the most unexpected of ways…

Travel Guide

Travel to the heart of Segovia with Kathryn Hughes

Meet Kathryn Hughes on the setting of her novel in Authorsonlocation


The story starts in Manchester where the characters live and where the author does too. This provides a backdrop for life now as Tara lives and finds out about her mother’s secret. The only real location of note is the Amethyst Bar in the novel which was inspired by the Golden Garter club famous in its heyday.

Segovia – La Pedreza

The author discovered this on a cycling holiday and fell in love  with it, knowing she would have to set a novel here some day. The town is called in the novel and the Hermitage of San Frutos  is renamed the Monasterio  Juanita but the feel and atmosphere of the place is very easy to identify. The Spanish mountains, the valleys, the winding roads and the sense of wonderment are all clearly evoked in the novel.

Author recommended place which inspired her further include the Duraton National Park with its elevation above the river and the deep canyon below.

What a wonderful place to discover secrets and history….

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Booktrailer Review

Talk about heartbreaking and heartrending! The writing here is full of compassion and empathy and draws you in from the start.

Recommended and very very atmospheric with the location really taking centre stage!

Read the BookTrail’s bookreview of Her Last Secret by Kathryn Hughes on the blog

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Her Last Promise

Destination: Manchester, Pedreza  Author/guide: Kathryn Hughes Departure: 1978, 2018

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