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This Lovely City (Paperback)
  • This Lovely City (Paperback)

This Lovely City (Paperback)

Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 04/02/2021
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THIS LOVELY CITY has been included in the biggest 2020 round-ups:

One of OBSERVER'S 10 best debut novelists of 2020
WOMAN & HOME Best of 2020
EVENING STANDARD Best books of 2020
MAIL ON SUNDAY 2020 Highlights
I Best of 2020

'Full of life and love... it made my heart soar, and should be on every Londoner's shelf' Stacey Halls, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars

'I loved, loved, loved it' Cathy Rentzenbrink, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love

'Full to the brim with such complete joys and heart-aching tragedies ... you can feel the warmth and colour emanating from the pages'
Magic Radio Book Club

'A thought-provoking and imaginative debut'
Woman & Home

'Expect to be obsessed . . . [a book] you need to know about'
Good Housekeeping

'Louise hare writes so effortlessly. It was a joy to read'
Woman's Weekly

The drinks are flowing.
The music is playing.
But the party can't last.

With the Blitz over and London reeling from war, jazz musician Lawrie Matthews has answered England's call for help. Fresh off the Empire Windrush, he's taken a tiny room in south London lodgings, and has fallen in love with the girl next door.

Touring Soho's music halls by night, pacing the streets as a postman by day, Lawrie has poured his heart into his new home - and it's alive with possibility. Until, one morning, he makes a terrible discovery.

As the local community rallies, fingers of blame are pointed at those who had recently been welcomed with open arms. And, before long, the newest arrivals become the prime suspects in a tragedy which threatens to tear the city apart.

Atmospheric, poignant and compelling, Louise Hare's debut shows that new arrivals have always been the prime suspects. But, also, that there is always hope.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008332600
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Time will avenge all!”

Beautifully written. I can not wait to start recommending this book. Great characters, vivid and real with great personalities. Complex themes were touched on with subtlety and perception. Wonderful writing makes this... More

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“A wonderful debut...”

I fell in love with Lawrie and Evie , main characters of this wonderful debut.
Lawrie is a new arrival from The Caribbean, answering the call of the mother country’s aid. Life in London hasn’t been what he expected... More

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“Heart Warming / Heart Breaking”

Thank you to the publishers for this beautiful hardback early review copy, it was such a delight to receive.
This is a wonderful story set around the time of the Windrush arrivals into the UK, it gives an indication... More

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