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V for Victory

Lissa Evans



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27 October 2020
'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 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. __________________________________ Lissa Evans' writing is- Wise and witty - Sarah Hughes, Observer Original and so timely. And it made me weep at the end. - JoJo Moyes Bittersweet and comic. - Guardian Inspiring, moving, warm and wry...wonderful! - Marian Keyes Beautifully written. -Sunday Mirror Thoughtful, funny...invigoratingly fresh. - Sunday Times
By:   Lissa Evans
Imprint:   Doubleday
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   415g
ISBN:   9780857523617
ISBN 10:   0857523619
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   27 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Reviews for V for Victory

Interwoven storylines, heartfelt characters and authentic dialogue * My Weekly * 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 * 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) * 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 * 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 *

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