'Phenomenal Beautifully written and emotionally charged. I cried Outstanding.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
Anna Feldman is born in Vienna just as war breaks out; war will come to shape her entire life. But as Anna moves from Austria to Palestine, England to Germany, one thing will remain a constant: the weight of the secret she keeps.
This is the story of Anna, the people she loved and the people she lost - and a heartbreaking choice which changed the course of her life forever.
For fans of Dinah Jefferies and Heather Morris, Beyond the Storm captures the bravery and strength of a life lived through a century of conflict, and our unending capacity for hope and love.
Previously published as The Loneliness of Survival. This edition contains editorial revisions.
'Amazingly written Highly recommend!' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'Excellent read Didn't want it to end.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'So beautifully written. An excellent book An emotional read Perfect.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
'A lovely story that draws you in Highly recommend this book.' NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
DIANA FINLEY was born and grew up in Germany, where her father was a British Army officer. After a move to London, at eighteen, Diana spent a year living with nomadic people in the remote Pamir mountains of Afghanistan - an experience about which she wrote several stories and accounts. These helped secure her first job, as copywriter and then as writer and editor of children's information books for Macdonald Educational Publishers.
A move to North East England meant changing direction. Diana took a degree in Speech and Psychology, and worked for many years as a Specialist in Autism, publishing a professional book. In 2011 she completed an MA in Creative Writing with distinction at Newcastle University.
Diana enjoys exploring complex and often contradictory characters and emotions in her writing. Finding Lucy, her second novel, is a dark, intriguing, psychological story about every parent's worst nightmare - a stolen child.