Nineteen Steps (Hardback)Millie Bobby Brown (author)
Based on real-life events from the author's family history, the debut novel from the Stranger Things star is a sweeping and evocative tale of star-crossed love and tangled secrets in wartime.
Love blooms in the darkest days.
Despite the raging war, spirited eighteen-year-old Nellie Morris lives a quiet life in the tight-knit East End community of Bethnal Green. Her family and friends all tease that she will marry air raid warden Billy, the boy next door who’s always been sweet on her.
Although the arrival of Ray, a handsome American airman stationed nearby, causes Nellie to question everything she thought she knew about her future.
But Nellie’s newfound happiness is short-lived when a tragic accident occurs during an air raid. Even the closest family can't escape the devastation of war, and as the secrets and truth about that fateful night become clear, they threaten to tear Nellie – and those dearest to her – apart.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 36 mm
Inspired by the true events of her family history, Millie Bobby Brown’s dazzling debut novel is a moving tale of longing, loss and secrets, and the lengths that we will go to fight for love. ’There is no healing without remembering, and there is no remembering without stories. So thank goodness Brown’s Nanny Ruth, who was a survivor of the crush, told her granddaughter what she remembered. . .You might open Nineteen Steps for the celebrity name, but stick with it for the history of an under-recognized event of World War II.’ New York Times ‘This novel will make you swoon, laugh, and even cry, because some parts are truly devastating, especially when you remember it's based on true events. . .It’s thought-provoking and easy to read – one to pop on your cosy autumn TBR pile.’ Daily Mirror ‘Millie Bobby Brown’s debut novel beautifully portrays her grandmother’s experience. . .[and] shrewdly portrays the difficult history of a tragedy that is often overlooked.’ The i Paper ‘A dazzling debut.’ Woman’s Own ‘A brilliant debut novel inspired by the true events of Millie Bobby Brown’s family history.’ Closer
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“Printed signed book!!”
I paid £20 for this book only to find out after that Millie didn’t even write it! But even worse is the printed autograph! Waterstones has the book as a signed book by Mille, but it’s clearly a printed autograph.... More
“Not true autoograph”
Very disappointed to see this was not Millie Bobby Browns autograph. Can't even be verified, despite Waterstones adamant this is her autograph :(
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