The Partisan Heart

Poised between 1999 and 1944, The Partisan Heart is an enthralling story of love and betrayal, set across Britain and the Italian Alps.

The death of his wife has left Michael Keats bereft; the subsequent discovery of her adultery devastates him. 

So Michael resolves to discover the identity of her lover. 

That journey leads him to northern Italy where he becomes embroiled in a story of passion and treachery amongst the Partisans and villagers during the darkest days of World War II.

As Michael gets closer to the truth he realizes that some secrets should never be told.

About the author

Gordon Kerr worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of several titles including A Short History of Europe, A Short History of Africa, A Short History of China, A Short History of Brazil, A Short History of the First World War and A Short History of the Vietnam War. He divides his time between Dorset and Southwest France.

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Why We Like It

  • 'Captivating- This captured my interest from the first page. The author seems to have done a great job in research! Truly intriguing!'- Goodreads reviewer for Houses Of Death
  • 'Thanks, Mr Kerr for shining a bright light on an area I vaguely knew to be controversial, but now have a better understanding.' - Amazon reviewer for A Short History of  Africa
  • Having published books in a variety of genres, from geographical and historical non-fiction, true crime and now novels set during World War II, Kerr has proved he is a jack of all trades and will succeed with any project.

Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr was brought up in the Scottish new town of East Kilbride. After graduating from Glasgow University, he lived in France before working in the wine trade in London for 18 years. He next worked in bookselling and publishing. He has written numerous books in a variety of non-fiction genres - wine, history, biography, true crime, humour, art, poetry and travel. He has a wife and two children and lives in West Dorset and southwest France

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