The Last Lifeboat (häftad)
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23 x 198 x 129 mm
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The Last Lifeboat

Häftad,  Engelska, 2024-04-25
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Heart-wrenching . . . a story that needs to be remembered FERN BRITTON Enthrallingly told . . . its extraordinary how despite everything hope for the future shines out RACHEL HORE Liverpool 1940. Alice King stands on the deck of SS Carlisle, waiting to escort a group of children to Canada as overseas evacuees. She is finally doing her bit for the war. In London, as the Blitz bombs rain down and the threat of German invasion looms, Lily Nicholls anxiously counts the days for news of her son and daughters safe arrival. But when disaster strikes in the Atlantic, Alice and Lily one at sea, the other on land will quickly become one anothers very best hope. The events of one night, and the eight unimaginable days that follow, will bind the two women together in unforgettable ways. Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Last Lifeboat is a gripping and triumphant tale of love, courage and hope against the odds. Praise for The Last Lifeboat A journey into the worst hardships of war for two women . . . and yet throughout it is bathed in the warmth of love GILL PAUL I loved this absorbing, heart-rending story and cared so much about the vivid, courageous characters. Superb storytelling TRACY REES Gripping, devastating, tremendously moving . . . a tale of bravery and remarkable endurance, the kindness of strangers, and the power of hope JENNY ASHCROFT I was utterly engaged . . . the characters brim with life, the plot is elegantly handled and the writing is terrific LIZ TRENOW Totally absorbing, heartbreaking and heart-stopping CELIA REES Endearing characters, terrific plot, and a superb sense of time and place made this riveting book unputdownable. I loved it PATRICIA SCANLAN Historical fiction at its best, The Last Lifeboat completely swept me away, leaving me breathless with emotion. A must-read CARMEL HARRINGTON A devastatingly beautiful tale of survival and courage AMANDA GEARD Broke my heart and then mended it again KATE THOMPSON A story of courage and triumph against the odds, this is historical fiction at its bestMY WEEKLY A heart-wrenching read ANTONIA SENIOR, THE TIMES This earth-shattering novel is both harrowing and hopeful Womans Own
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