'This funny, heart-warming and beautifully crafted novel is a must-read.' Daily Mail
'A beautifully written, minutely observed and researched, evocative and very funny tale.' Guardian
In a man's world, it's up to Catrin Cole to lift the spirits of a nation...
It's 1940. In a small advertising agency in Soho, Catrin writes snappy lines for Vida Elastic and So-Bee-Fee gravy browning. But the country is in peril, all skills are transferable and there's a place in the war effort for those who have a knack with words.
Catrin is conscripted into the world of propaganda films. After a short spell promoting the joy of swedes for the Ministry of Food, she finds herself writing dialogue alongside scriptwriter Tom Buckley, for a heart-warming but not-quite-true story of rescue and romance on the beaches of Dunkirk.
And as bombs start to fall on London, she discovers that there's just as much drama, comedy and love behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera . . .
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***** 'Delightful . . . Full of memorable characters and snappy dialogue'
***** 'Leaves a wonderful warm glow . . . I loved every minute of this story'
***** 'Funny, touching, and beautifully researched . . . so evocative'__
Lissa Evans' new book V For Victory is available to pre-order now.
[Lissa Evans] displays a fine eye for detail and for the absurdities involved in filming. She also brilliantly evokes the disruption and dangers of wartime London. This funny, heart-warming and beautifully crafted novel is a must-read
Beautifully written, minutely observed and researched, evocative and very funny tale
Comic, poignant and altogether delightful, raised spirits are guaranteed
This is a comic novel, but far warmer in tone and broader in scope than that label would suggest...Gloriously observed...Hilliard is a wonderful creation - and Evans's recreated propaganda scripts are a total joy. Delicious
Pitch-perfect in tone and populated by some unforgettable characters, Lissa Evans's blackly comic new novel is a delight
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.