Their Finest: Now a major film starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy (Paperback)
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Their Finest: Now a major film starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy (Paperback)

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Now a major film starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.

It's 1940. In a small advertising agency in Soho, Catrin Cole writes snappy lines for Vida Elastic and So-Bee-Fee gravy browning. But the nation is in peril, all skills are transferable and there's a place in the war effort for those who have a knack with words.

Catrin is conscripted into the world of propaganda films. After a short spell promoting the joy of swedes for the Ministry of Food, she finds herself writing dialogue for 'Just an Ordinary Wednesday', a heart-warming but largely fabricated 'true story' about rescue and romance on the beaches of Dunkirk. And as bombs start to fall on London, she discovers that there's just as much drama, comedy and passion behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera . . .

Originally published as Their Finest Hour and a Half

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162610
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 26 mm
Edition: Media tie-in


MEDIA REVIEWS
[Lissa Evans] displays a fine eye for detail and for the absurdities involved in filming. She also brilliantly evokes the disruption and dangers of wartime London. This funny, heart-warming and beautifully crafted novel is a must-read * Daily Mail *
Beautifully written, minutely observed and researched, evocative and very funny tale -- Michele Hanson * Guardian *
Comic, poignant and altogether delightful, raised spirits are guaranteed * Easy Living *
This is a comic novel, but far warmer in tone and broader in scope than that label would suggest...Gloriously observed...Hilliard is a wonderful creation - and Evans's recreated propaganda scripts are a total joy. Delicious * The Times *
Pitch-perfect in tone and populated by some unforgettable characters, Lissa Evans's blackly comic new novel is a delight * The Gloss Magazine *

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“Delightful”

This is such an entertaining book! I kept getting this 'Allo 'Allo! feeling, which is something I always look for in WWII books. Loved the story to bits! It's a breath of fresh air for this sort of... More

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