The Poppy Field (Paperback)Deborah Carr (author)
The USA Today bestseller!
Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, France, a town near the Somme. There, in a boarded-up cupboard, wrapped in old newspapers, is a tin that reveals the secret letters and heartache of Alice Le Breton, a young volunteer nurse who worked in a casualty clearing station near the front line.
Set in the present day and during the horrifying years of the war, both women discover deep down the strength and courage to carry on in even the most difficult of times. Through Alice's words and her unfailing love for her sweetheart at the front, Gemma learns to truly live again.
This epic historical novel will take your breath away.
Readers are falling in love with The Poppy Field:
'Both heartbreaking and full of hope and happiness' Pam, Goodreads
'Exceptional' Cassie's Books
'A beautifully written, highly enjoyable read' Nicki's Book Blog
'One to watch' Good Housekeeping
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
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“Heartwarming and Heartwrenching!”
Such a beautiful story, and a timely reminder of the suffering of the first world war.
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“The attention to detail with Alice’s story made me both shiver and gasp”
It’s been a while since I’ve read an historical novel, so with the centenary of Armistice Day approaching, The Poppy Field was a perfect choice. With a dual timeline, the setting for this third-person narrative... More
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