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The wartime book club

ISBN: 9781399714938
Format: Hardback
Publisher: H&S Fiction (ADS)
Origin: GB
Release Date: May, 2024

Book Details

Jersey, 1943. Once a warm and neighbourly community, now German soldiers patrol the cobbled streets, imposing a harsh rule on the people of the island. Grace La Mottee, the island’s only librarian, is ordered to destroy books which threaten the new regime. Instead, she hides the stories away in secret. Along with her headstrong best friend, postwoman Bea Rose, she wants to fight back. So she forms the wartime book club: a lifeline, offering fearful islanders the joy and escapism of reading. But as the occupation drags on, the women’s quiet acts of bravery become more perilous and more important than ever before. And, when tensions turn to violence, they are forced to face the true, terrible cost of resistance.