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Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave

Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave

Title: Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Author:  Chris Cleave

ISBN:  9781473618695

Weight:  829g

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Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

War lays siege to our cities.  Only love encircles our heart.

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss – until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she’s be a marvellous spy.  When she is – bewilderingly – made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect children her country would rather forget.

Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary.

And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passions, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams.

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War – daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

The breathtaking new novel from the multi-award-winning author of The Other Hand

Peer & Press Reviews

An addictive, propulsive read…  Cleave writes with an engaging intensity, a determination to tackle big moral issues, and a willingness to take risks.

Theo Tait, Sunday Times

Cleave cements his reputation as a skilful storyteller, and a sensitive chronicler of the interplay between the political and the personal… intricately researched and evocatively conveyed.

Hannah Beckerman, Observer

Loosely based on the author’s grandparents’ stories, this is a superb novel that breathes fresh life into an often brutal scenario.  Particularly astute at demonstrating how war seeps into the psyche and changes it, this is beautifully written, funny, gut-wrenching and, above all, honest.

Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

Title:Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Overall condition:Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed:On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9781473618695
ISBN 10:147361869X
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):223 x 143 x 40mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Paul Stuart
Jacket photograph:front: Condé Nast Ltd – Cecil Beaton / Trunk Archive (London 1941)
Jacket photograph:back: Hulton Archive / Getty Images (the ruins of Victory Street in Senglea, Malta, after Axis air raids during World War II)

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