Out Now: Octavia

OctaviaSet against the backdrop of the suffragette movement and the First World War, Beryl Kingston’s Octavia is the first book in the thrilling family saga following Octavia’s journey of self-discovery.

Octavia is available to buy HERE.


‘Women’s suffrage. She called it the greatest cause of our time and I think it is.’

A much-loved only child, great things are expected of Octavia Smith. Surrounded by family friends like George Bernard Shaw and William Morris, young Octavia is determined to meet more than those expectations. While her cousin Emmeline’s ambition is to get married and have children, Octavia’s dream is to change the world.

She finds her cause in the Suffragette movement, but will the arrival of the dashing and charming Tommy Meriton change her course entirely? With the outbreak of war, Octavia is torn by her love for Tommy and her desperate need to make her mark, forcing her to choose where her destiny lies…

In this sweeping wartime saga of friendship and love, Pearse explores the depths of lifelong bonds, compassion, betrayal, and forgiveness.



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