Alice Bliss (Paperback)Laura Harrington (author)
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A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
`This story of friendship, love, grief and growing up will yank on the heartstrings. And then some' Look
Alice Bliss is fifteen. She's smart, funny, and clever. Not afraid to stand up for the things she believes in. She also idolizes her father, and when he leaves home to fight a war she doesn't believe in, Alice is distraught.
She and her mother negotiate his absence as best they can - waiting impatiently for his letters, throwing themselves into school and work respectively, bickering intermittently and, in Alice's case, falling for the boy next door - but then they're told that he's missing in action and have to face up to the fact that he may never return.
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington is a moving story of family, love and how those left behind carry on.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 19 mm
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“One of my top 10”
I loved reading Alice Bliss. A real tear jerker - I had to take pauses, so as not to cry on the tube.
I did start off thinking this was set around an earlier war, and only realised it was more recent because of... More
“Thought provoking and touching”
A lovely story about a teenage girl growing up, her strained relationship with her mother, and her love for her father. Alice is very close to her father, and is heartbroken and scared when he goes off to war. Its not... More
“a unique narrative voice”
‘Alice Bliss’ is Laura Harrington’s first novel. Prior to this, she has written award winning plays, musicals and operas. This is a very emotional story which focuses on how the rest of the Bliss family cope when the... More
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