Island Song (Hardback)Madeleine Bunting (author)
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Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 477 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 24 mm
It's rare to find a first novel that is so assured and so well-balanced ... it is the best sort of intelligent popular fiction... Page-turning -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *
Elegant...unflinching * Daily Mail *
A wonderful evocation of wartime secrets and hidden histories, and a moving exploration of the far-reaching consequences they can have -- Catherine Hall
Compelling and moving - the narrative carried me along. I was gripped by Madeleine Bunting's cast of wartime characters and their modern-day descendants until the very last page -- Catherine Hall
Psychologically taut and compelling. A fascinating depiction of wartime Guernsey, with very real, very moving characters -- Catherine Hall
A gripping and exceptionally well told story about one woman's quest for truth, illuminating the many ways in which emotional and political histories are so often intricately -- Melissa Benn
Vivid and engrossing, Island Song tells an extraordinary story, bringing to life a largely untold experience of the Second World War. Madeleine Bunting is a fine writer, and her beautiful novel a memorable debut. -- Claire Messud
A page-turner...many pages are so good, even charming, that you want to linger on them...it's rare to find a first novel that is so assured and well-balanced * Yorkshire Post *
Highly enjoyable * Hackney Citizen *
Richly researched...Island Song may be read as a diptych, exploring the excruciating dilemmas facing an occupied people * Guardian *
Evocative * Cambridge Edition *
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