‘Tender, humane, funny, comforting and touching. Escapism in the best possible way. I loved it.’ Marian Keyes
‘Dazzling . . . a miniature masterpiece.’ The Guardian
‘Prepare to be charmed, amused and moved . . . A complete delight.’ Mail on Sunday
When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he winds up in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thiry-six, drowning in debts. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it.
The war's thrown up all manner of new opportunities but what Vee needs is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, Vee’s a disaster. With Noel, she's a team.
Together they cook up an idea. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all . . .
Readers are falling in love with Vee and Noel.
***** ‘Lissa Evans has created a treasure.’
***** ‘The pages fly through the fingers. Crooked Heart is an absolute delight.’
***** ‘The characters are so vibrant, so lifelike and so damn funny.’
Lissa Evans’ new book V For Victory featuring Noel and Vee is available to pre-order now.
"Prepare to be charmed, amused and moved . . . A complete delight"
"Dazzling...a miniature masterpiece of serio-comic writing...A dark comedy, moving between drollery, pathos, farce and harrowing moments of tragic insight"
"I loved this book - Lissa Evans is a wonderful writer; Vee and Noel are utter originals, and their journey made me laugh and cry"
"Wonderfully vivid and eccentric...there's a good dash of sharp comedy to offset the heart-warming stuff"
"A fabulous novel about the relationship between ten-year-old Noel and his unscrupulous but endearing foster mother, Vee Sedge"
Sharply comic and emotionally poignant, V For Victory takes us to 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. Read on for an extract.