The Storyteller of Casablanca - Fiona Valpy

The Storyteller Of Casablanca – available to pre-order now

I’m very excited to share with you details of my latest book, which will be published on 21st September.

Set in the iconic city of Casablanca, the story was inspired by the experiences of refugees fleeing from mainland Europe during the war years, attempting to escape to America and Britain.

Morocco, 1941. With France having fallen to Nazi occupation, twelve-year-old Josie has fled with her family to Casablanca, where they await safe passage to America. Life here is as intense as the sun, every sight, smell and sound overwhelming to the senses in a city filled with extraordinary characters. It’s a world away from the trouble back home—and Josie loves it.
Seventy years later, another new arrival in the intoxicating port city, Zoe, is struggling—with her marriage, her baby daughter and her new life as an expat in an unfamiliar place. But when she discovers a small wooden box and a diary from the 1940s beneath the floorboards of her daughter’s bedroom, Zoe enters the inner world of young Josie, who once looked out on the same view of the Atlantic Ocean, but who knew a very different Casablanca.
It’s not long before Zoe begins to see her adopted city through Josie’s eyes. But can a new perspective help her turn tragedy into hope, and find the comfort she needs to heal her broken heart?

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Ann Marie Nicholsonreply
April 10, 2021 at 8:05 pm

Thanks for the notification. Will get my pre order in ASAP. Looking forward to this book.

Fiona Valpyreply
April 22, 2021 at 8:18 am
– In reply to: Ann Marie Nicholson

Thank you Ann Marie. I hope you’re keeping safe and well and have lots of good books to read!
Best wishes,

Bill & Joyce Scoullerreply
April 11, 2021 at 2:02 pm

Really looking forward to September, have, as usual ordered Paperback and Kindle so we can read it together and share the excitement.
Our thanks in anticipation,

Fiona Valpyreply
April 22, 2021 at 8:17 am
– In reply to: Bill & Joyce Scouller

Thank you both! Hope you’re keeping safe and well.
All my best,

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