Publication: Nov. 28, 2021

Having escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany in 1939, Ruth Valsac has grown into a determined and ambitious young woman, working for a well-respected company of accountants in London.

Friedrich Mannerheim has been dispatched by his father from Germany to London to oversee the purchase of a printing company and provide a firm foundation for expansion into Europe. An untimely death brings the two together in a meeting that will lead them into danger, bring them love and change both their lives forever.

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The Price of Freedom


Hi and welcome to my website. My name is Chris Fairthorne and I am the author of The Price of Freedom. My hope is this web site will provide a platform for me to show case my work and to provide direct communications with my readers. This is an exciting time for me with the publication this year of my novel and my second novel Vinegar and Brown Paper nearing completion.For me writing is a joy laced with an uncontrollable string of story lines that once they are in my head refuse to leave until set on paper. .


After studying Industrial Electronics my professional career involved the writing and development of technical directives and manuals, I also worked closely with the military during the Cold War yearsI have always enjoyed story telling and my love for creative writing first bloomed in the 1990’s, when I started to writing poems and short stories. Now retired I live in Somerset with my family. The Price of Freedom is my debut novel I truly hope you enjoy it


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Fantastic read

November 15, 2023 | The Price of Freedom

Fabulous read from start to finish, totally engrosed I couldnt put it down , carried every emotion , brilliant read.

An Excellent Novel

February 08, 2022 | The Price of Freedom

A story told with appropriate pace to keep the reader interested.
A thoroughly good read with the content well researched.
Well done!