V For Victory

It’s late 1944. Allied victory is on its way, but it’s bloody well dragging its feet. Hitler’s rockets are slamming down on London with vicious regularity and it’s the coldest winter in living memory. In a large house next to Hampstead Heath, Vera Sedge is just about scraping by, with a household of lodgers to feed, and her young ward Noel (almost 15) to clothe and educate. When she witnesses a road accident and finds herself in court, the effects are both unexpectedly marvellous, and potentially deadly, 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.

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'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.
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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

Additional information

Weight 415 g
Dimensions 225 × 147 × 30 mm
Author

Lissa, Evans

Publisher

Doubleday

Imprint

Doubleday

Cover

Hardback

Pages

291

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K