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The Hiding Game - Naomi Wood

The Hiding Game - Naomi Wood

Title: The Hiding Game

Author:  Naomi Wood

ISBN:  9781509892785

Weight:  807 g

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The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood

In 1922, Paul Beckermann arrives at the Bauhaus art school and is immediately seduced by both the charismatic teaching and his fellow students.  Eccentric and alluring, the more time Paul spends with his new friends the closer they become, and the deeper he falls in love with the mesmerising Charlotte.  But Paul is not the only one vying for her affections, and soon an insidious rivalry takes root.

As political tensions escalate in Germany, the Bauhaus finds itself under threat, and the group begins to disintegrate under the pressure of its own betrayals and love affairs.  Decades later, in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Paul is haunted by a secret.  When an old friend from the Bauhaus resurfaces, he must finally break his silence.

From the author of the award-winning Mrs Hemingway, Naomi Wood’s The Hiding Game is a beautifully written, powerful and suspenseful novel about the dangerously fine line between love and obsession, set against the most turbulent era of our recent past.

Peer & Press Reviews

A fantastic novel, so beautiful and sad.  Naomi Wood’s instinct for the rhythm and details of longing is sublime and the way she weaves together the personal and national is mesmerising…  Immersive, elegant and affecting, Wood’s prose, as always, delights the senses.

Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching

An engaging tale filled with jealousies and rivalries turns into a dark, compelling drama about betrayal, revenge and the cost of loving too much …  Like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, Wood’s novel starts out as a chronicle of a death foretold… emotionally charged and morally complex.

Literary Review

The author of Mrs Hemingway triumphs with another exploration of the costs of creativity, this time art and the meticulously researched Bauhaus era from its claustrophobic bubble to the hostile world beyond.  I was seduced and fascinated by the hedonism, the creative and romantic rivalries and conflicted loyalties in this tangle of flawed and beautiful people.

Isabel Costello, The Literary Sofa

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Hiding Game
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in directly before the title page, which has the phrase ‘One of a limited edition signed by the author’ printed on it.

Issued direct by the Picador imprint of Pan Macmillan, the number of copies in this special edition is unknown.

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a tipped-in signature page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizesWalter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2020 – longlist
Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781509892785
ISBN 101509892788
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)222 x 144 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographBarney Poole
Jacket designKatie Tooke, Picador Art Department
Jacket photographsRoger-Viollet / TopFoto (main image)
Alamy (background)

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