Elaine Hankin

Biography

I grew up in Middlesex and over the years I have worked and travelled in Europe. My foreign travels have given me plenty of material for my novels, and I especially enjoy writing about Italy, where I spent several happy years. I currently live in West Sussex, close to my family.

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Books

Swans Sing Before They Die
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 89,570. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Born into poverty in Islington during the 1920s, Jessica Brown has one thing in her favour: a beautiful singing voice. At the outbreak of WWII she joins ENSA, to entertain the troops. After the War, Jessie finds it difficult to make her way in show business, partly due to a terrible secret she harbours. To achieve success and find happiness, Jessie must learn to overcome her demons.
Goodbye Blighty & Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
A selection of short stories to keep you entertained on the beach, on a flight or on a train journey. 'Goodbye Blighty' takes a reflective look at the First World War; 'Forbidden Dreams' transports us to a future that none of us wants; 'Whirlwind Love' tells us that romance may be just around the corner; 'The Deal' demonstrates the dangers of negotiating the sale of your own car.
The Spanish Twin
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 107,710. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Courage and tenacity during the Spanish Civil War. English-born Robert Morán joins the International Brigade. After losing contact with him, his sister, Maggie follows him to Madrid. Her quest takes her to the battlefront where she is shocked to find her twin has changed. Then Maggie's own life changes when she becomes 'mother' to four orphaned children. Her problem: how to get them out of Spain?
Flatmates
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 109,460. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When four very diverse young people are thrown together in bed-sit Twickenham, drug abuse, racial prejudice and violence threaten to destroy their relationship.
Portrait of Rosanna
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 80,610. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Paolo's parting gift of her portrait is bitter-sweet compensation when he lets Rosanna down, compelling her to leave Rome and return home to the UK. Coerced into a loveless marriage and a humdrum existence in an English suburb, she steadfastly holds on to the memories of her romance with the portrait's Italian creator until the painting disappears.
House of Secrets
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 107,680. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A suspense-packed thriller. An unexplained death, a bundle of old letters, a wall of silence - incentive enough for Chantal Lawrence to launch into some private investigating. How did her mother, Madeleine, come to fall to her death seventeen years ago? And why is the incident still wrapped in secrecy?
Laws are Silent
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 134,020. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Fascist violence, partisan bravery, exile, forbidden love - just some of the ingredients that make up this tale of heightened emotions in war-torn Italy. Count Vincenzo Di Tomasi's life is changed forever when he joins the Italian Resistance.

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