V for Victory (Hardback)Lissa Evans (author)
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Set in a Blitz-riven London, V for Victory is a masterful tale of hidden identities and high stakes secrets from the author of Old Baggage.
It's late 1944. Hitler's rockets are slamming down on London with vicious regularity and it's the coldest winter in living memory. Allied victory is on its way, but it's bloody well dragging its feet.
In a large house next to Hampstead Heath, Vee Sedge is just about scraping by, with a herd of lodgers to feed, and her young charge Noel ( almost fifteen ) to clothe and educate. When she witnesses a road accident and finds herself in court, the repercussions are both unexpectedly marvellous and potentially disastrous - disastrous because Vee is not actually the person she's pretending to be, and neither is Noel.
The end of the war won't just mean peace, but discovery...
With caustic wit and artful storytelling, Lissa Evans elegantly summons a time when the world could finally hope to emerge from the chaos of war. As sharply comic as Old Baggage and emotionally poignant as Crooked Heart, V For Victory once again shows Lissa Evans to be one of our most brilliant and subtle writers.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm
'This book is complete heaven, read solo or with its predecessors. Lissa Evans writes characters that are so vividly alive that they feel like old friends. A gorgeous, word-perfect, deeply pleasurable novel to lose yourself in.' - India Knight
'At once funny and moving: the brisk kindness of the wardens will bring a lump to your throat. I could not have loved it more.' - Susie Steiner
'V for Victory is an absolute balm for the soul, its characters felt so real...and Evans' writing is effortless' - Red Magazine (Best Books of the Month)
'What keeps you reading is what made Evans a successful scriptwriter...her remarkably vivid recreation of British life during the war, and her characters.' - Spectator
'Interwoven storylines, heartfelt characters and authentic dialogue' - My Weekly
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“Recommended - a warm and charming book.”
My Book Club read Crooked Heart in 2015. I didn't realise when I got #VforVictory that it was a continuation of the story, and in fact the third in the series which started with Old Baggage. I was delighted when... More
“Vee and Noel are back again!”
I am so chuffed to have got to read this book early! I met Lissa Evans at a literary festival last year and she promised a further instalment about Vee and Noel but that it might be a while in coming so imagine my... More
“An engaging, warm and often funny read.”
V for Victory’ is the third novel of a trilogy set in England during the Second World War. Whilst it probably would be sensible to read ‘Crooked Heart’ and ‘Old Baggage’ first, it’s perfectly possible to thoroughly... More
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