Troubador The Price of Freedom

Released: 28/11/2021

ISBN: 9781800465442

eISBN: 9781803138336

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Price of Freedom


After months of hiding in the attic of the Mannerheim’s Berlin flat, the Caslav family knew the time had come for them to risk the dangers of escape. Deciding to split up in the hope that two smaller groups will attract less attention, Luke and Mary Caslav make the decision to entrust their eldest daughter, Ruth, to the safe keeping of Luke’s brother and his wife, whilst keeping their two younger children with them.

Their decision leads to Ruth’s escape to a new life in England, while her parents and siblings suffer life in concentration camps.

Now a woman of 27, Ruth lives in Hampstead. The untimely death of her boss on the eve of an important business meeting thrusts her into the position of temporary Head of Department. Sent to handle the meeting alone, she meets the impressive figure of Friedrich Mannerheim - the dynamic young German businessman whose company has made its first acquisition in the U.K.

Ruth and Friedrich find themselves falling in love, but it is a love that causes family division; a love that uncovers the past. It’s a past she thought lost to her forever, but it could cost her everything.

So pleased with the first two months of publication! Had some great reviews and press coverage. Just signed a contract for a 3 month advertising campaign on Smooth Radio.

The Jewish Telegraph

This book had me totally gripped from the start , it is such a wonderful story with believable characters and I could not put it down , you feel part of the pain and can visualize every scenario and this has to be made into a movie for sure
I would have given 10 stars the best read for a very long time , don’t miss out

by Shaun harris

What a great read couldn’t put it down
Can’t wait for Christopher Fairthorne’s next book.

by Lin Smith

Cannot recommend this book more, fantastic read, I couldn’t put it down. If you have a bookworm in your family this is a must!!!

by Sallie Hurley

What a captivating read, could not put down. Such a beautiful story where love and family loyalty were put to the test by heartbreaking and terrifying secrets of the past that changed the lives of so many.
If you enjoy a read that keeps you gripped and looking for what will come next then this is for you.

by A J Warburton

Just brilliant couldn't put it down x

by Linda Rossiter

C.F. Fairthorne

After studying Industrial Electronics, my career involved the writing and development of technical directives and manuals. I have always enjoyed writing, however, my love for storytelling and creative writing first bloomed in the 1990's, when I started to write poems and short stories. I worked closely with the military during the Cold War years and got some inspiration from this when creating my debut novel The Price of Freedom. I am now retired and live in Somerset with my family. I truly hope you enjoy reading my book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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