V for Victory

V for Victory

A warm and witty novel by the Sunday Times bestseller

Summary


SHORTLISTED FOR HWA Crown Awards 2021

'A book to be treasured and returned to again and again'
The Independent
'Funny, moving and utterly life-enhancing' Daily Mail
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.
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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...

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Readers love V For Victory:
***** 'The characters stay in the memory and heart.'
***** 'It's pitch perfect - funny, sad, moving, compelling'
***** 'Full of warmth, wit and wisdom, an absolute joy'

Reviews

  • This warm-hearted novel is a delightful celebration of love, loyalty and the quiet heroism of ordinary people in extraordinary times.
    Daily Mail

About the author

Lissa Evans

Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including the bestselling Old Baggage, Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards amongst others, and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
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