Alice Bliss (Paperback)
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Paperback Published: 15/07/2011
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Alice Bliss is fifteen. She's smart, funny, and clever. Not afraid to stand up for the things she believes in. She also idolises 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. Telling a story of love and loss, of grief and growing up, of family and friendship, "Alice Bliss" is a powerful, poignant portrayal of a young girl facing up to the unthinkable. "Compassionate and intelligent, "Alice Bliss" combines strong storytelling and a rich emotional core". (Jenny Downham, author of "Before I Die".) "A powerful and richly delineated novel". (Sarah Blake, bestselling author of "The Postmistress"). "Heartbreaking yet edged with promise, "Alice Bliss" explores the wounds of war, love, and family bonds while illuminating the strength of a young girl's spirit. A stunning debut". (Beth Hoffman, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt").

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330544177
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 25 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

Paperback edition
4th June 2011
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“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

Paperback edition
27th May 2011
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“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

Paperback edition
21st May 2011
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