The Heroes' Welcome (Hardback)
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The Heroes' Welcome (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 22/05/2014
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'If you read one novel about the effects of the First World War this year, make it this one' The Times The Heroes' Welcome is the breathtaking sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. LONDON, APRIL 1919. THE GREAT WAR HAS ENDED. In a flurry of spring blossom, childhood sweethearts Nadine Waverney and Rilery Purefoy are married. Those who have survived the war are, in a way, home. But Riley is wounded and disfigured; normality seems incomprehensible, and love unfathomable. Honeymooning in a battered, liberated Europe, they long for a marriage made of love and passion rather than dependence and pity. At Locke Hill in Kent, Riley's former CO Major Peter Locke is obsessed by Homer. His hysterical wife, Julia, and the young son they barely know attempt to navigate family life, but are confounded by the ghosts and memories of Peter's war. Despite all this, there is the glimmer of a real future in the distance: Rose Locke, Peter's cousin and Riley's former nurse, finds that independence might be hers for the taking, after all. For those who fought, those who healed and those who stayed behind, 1919 is a year of accepting realities, holding to hope and reaching after new beginnings. The Heroes' Welcome is a brave and brilliant evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of war. It is as devastating as it is inspiring.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007361465

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It was a relief to find that this sequel to 'My Dear I Wanted To Tell You', Louisa Young's wonderful First World War novel, was as good as I was hoping. Like other reviews I have read I had a few doubts... More

Hardback edition
18th April 2014
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“The Heroes' Welcome”

This follows on from the marvelous "My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You" and we meet the five main characters two years on in 1919 where, even though the war is over, there are still scars, both physical and... More

Hardback edition
13th March 2014
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“A book with heart”

Set in 1919 'Heroes Welcome' re-introduces us to the key characters from 'My Dear I Wanted To Tell You'. In this second of a planned trilogy, the characters are struggling to return to normality... More

Hardback edition
29th March 2014
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