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The Lie (Paperback)
  • The Lie (Paperback)
Paperback Published: 08/05/2014
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This book is nominated for the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historial Fiction, and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the UK's most acclaimed storytellers. Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more real than the quiet fields around him. He is about to step into the unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie?

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099559283

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This is the first of Helen Dunmore's books that I have read, and I enjoyed it very much. I was attracted by the First World War theme, which was used as a background to most of the story, with flashbacks to a... More

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27th January 2014
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“Poetic and Emotive”

The release of this book to coincide with the Centenary of The First World War makes it seem more heart rending and poignant. Daniel has returned home to Cornwall in 1920 after surviving the trenches and the horrors... More

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5th September 2014
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“Atmospheric and moving post WW1 tale”

WWI literature is a huge interest of mine and after reading the eerie and sad The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore I was really looking forward to reading her latest novel, The Lie.

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