The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/10/2017
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The Nightingale
Heartwrenching and powerful
I’m not the biggest reader of historical fiction, so I wasn’t sure how I would get on with this book. But oh, I am so glad that I’ve read this. This was wr... READ MORE
Millie Slingsby

Synopsis

This story is about what it was like to be a woman during World War II when women's stories were all too often forgotten or overlooked... Vianne and Isabelle Mauriac are two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals and passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path towards survival, love and freedom in war-torn France. Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509848621
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 334g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 35 mm

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The Nightingale
heartbreakingly beautiful
As someone who doesn't normally cry at books, the fact this made me sob for hours is proof of how incredible it is. I became so invested in the complex liv... READ MORE
Emily Bevan
The Nightingale
Such a beautiful read.
I've waited a day before writing this to decide how I feel about this book, which is that it is an amazing book. It's full of history, tragedy, love, kindn... READ MORE
Suzanne Griffin
The Nightingale
An Extraordinary Read
I've waited a day before writing this to decide how I feel about this book, which is that it is an amazing book. It's full of history, tragedy, love, kindn... READ MORE
Suzanne Griffin
The Nightingale
Littered with numerous historical innacurcies
I wad excited to read this book as it has so many great reviews that eulogise about its prose and immersive story. But as I read I found myself exclaiming ... READ MORE
Anna Bradford
The Nightingale
A very average and predictable book
Maybe I've read too many books set within WWII, with some being exceptional reads; maybe this is why in comparison to a well read genre of mine that I foun... READ MORE
Aline Taylor
The Nightingale
An excellent lockdown read
This is one of the best books I have read in quite a while, I found it impossible to put down. I was desperate to find out what happened to the main charac... READ MORE
Nuala
The Nightingale
Very Thought Provoking
Wasnt sure what I was expecting but knew there was a lot of hype around this book. What I found was a story that made me reexamine my own life and think 'W... READ MORE
Samantha Magowan
The Nightingale
The Nightingale
Brilliant story, really well written and has depth. Kept me gripped and wanted to just keep turning the pages. Highly recommend it.
Dawn Venner
The Nightingale
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Once again Kristin Hannah does not disappoint with her book The Nightingale, weaving a story that pulls on your heartstrings and lets you feel that you are... READ MORE
Kera Cudmore
The Nightingale
Inspirational tale of two sisters
Really enjoyed this book. I enjoy reading historical fiction about the war, but this one was different to anything I have read before, focusing on the wome... READ MORE
Sophie  Ll
The Nightingale
Just read it, one of the best books I have ever read!
'Men tell stories...Women get on with it. For us it was a shadow war. There were no parades for us when it was over, no medals or mentions in history books... READ MORE
My Shared Bookshelf
The Nightingale
Highly recommend
I usually can’t find many historical fiction that I can stick with but I absolutely loved this book. It quickly became my top book that I can re read many ... READ MORE
Jonita Aconley
The Nightingale
Beautifully written
What a beautifully written, tragic story. I couldn't help but be moved by the hardships and cruelties endured by Nazi occupied France during WW2. The brave... READ MORE
Barnsey's Books
The Nightingale
extraordinary women
i finished this book this morning in bed with tears streaming down my face.The story of women's involvement in resistance during WWII has been ignored beca... READ MORE
Ruth Brown
The Nightingale
A must read for everyone
I had seen so much hype about this book from various bloggers but it still took me a while to actually start it ..... Boy do I wish I hadn’t left it this l... READ MORE
Kirsty Laing
The Nightingale
Harrowing, heartwarming and inspiring
A must read which details true events via fictional characters from France in WW2. Flitting between sisters who suffer and fight on their own journeys to p... READ MORE
Jess Savory