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0857521942
Hardback:Wake / Anna Hope:2014 Hardback Wake / Anna Hope
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Author: Hope, Anna
Year: 2014
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday, 2014
ISBN: 0857521942 9780857521941
Control number 0857521942
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Five Days in November, 1920. As the people of London await the arrival of the Unknown Soldier from France, three women are dealing with loss in their own way: Hettie, who dances for sixpence a waltz at the Hammersmith Palais; Evelyn, who toils at a lowly job in the Pensions Office; and Ada, a housewife who is beset by visions of her dead son. One day a young man comes to Ada's door. He carries with him a wartime mystery that will bind these women together, and will both mend and tear their hearts.
Great Britain, History, George V, 1910-1936, Fiction
GNR, General
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After finishing this book I have contemplated it for a couple of days before writing a review and have come to the conclusion that it is a clever book and equally clever title. Set in the five days leading up to armistice day and the internment of the unknown soldier in 1920 was an interesting back drop very well researched by the author. We all know about the tomb of the unknown soldier but how many of us have thought about how the body was brought back from France and how the body was chosen, certainly not me, nor were the different viewpoints of whether it was appropriate. We all think now that it is but that was not necessarily the view of everyone at the time. The three ladies at the centre have all suffered because of the war, Ada has lost a son and sees him everywhere and can no longer talk to her husband. Evelyn has lost a boyfriend and continues to punish herself and Hettie has a brother alive but returned with shell shock (PTSD in today's language) and dances for sixpence a
26/06/15
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0552779466
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Paperback:Wake:2015 Paperback
Author: Hope, Anna
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
412 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Large print:The ballroom:2017 Large print
Author: Hope, Anna
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Classification: HIS
Publisher: Charnwood
400 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1444844229
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Large print:Expectation:2020:Large Print Large print
Author: Hope, Anna
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large Print
Classification: FIC
Publisher: Charnwood
366 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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