The Wartime Book Club

The Wartime Book Club: the heart-warming and inspiring new novel of love, bravery and resistance in WW2

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 15/02/2024
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Jersey, 1943. Once a warm and neighbourly community, now German soldiers patrol the cobbled streets, imposing a harsh rule on the people of the island. Grace La Mottée, the island's only librarian, is ordered to destroy books which threaten the new regime. Instead, she hides the stories away in secret. Along with her headstrong best friend, postwoman Bea Rose, she wants to fight back. So she forms the wartime book club: a lifeline, offering fearful islanders the joy and escapism of reading.But as the occupation drags on, the women's quiet acts of bravery become more perilous - and more important - than ever before. And, when tensions turn to violence, they are forced to face the true, terrible cost of resistance . . .Based on astonishing real events, The Wartime Book Club is a love letter to the power of books in the darkest of times - as well as a moving page-turner that brings to life the remarkable, untold story of an island at war.EVERYONE LOVES THE WARTIME BOOK CLUB:'Wish I could give it more stars' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I was utterly enthralled . . . it reminds us how strong we can be in the face of adversity' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Tears, laughs and genuine love for all the characters in this book' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A heartwarming tale . . . shows against all odds and hardships people can survive' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Full of wonderful characters and their determination to get through the worst times' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐AND SO DO YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS... 'One of the very best books I've read in a long time' PETER JAMES 'Engaging' RACHEL HORE 'Both heartwarming and heartbreaking' GILL PAUL 'A poignant masterpiece' MADELINE MARTIN 'A book to be savoured and remembered' GILL THOMPSON

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399714938
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 760g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 50 mm

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The Wartime Book Club
Based on True Events and Real People.
From enchanting clifftops and white sandy bays to the pretty cobbled streets of St. Helier, Jersey is known as the land of milk and honey. But for best fri... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Wartime Book Club
A truly lovely book
Set in Wartime Jersey in the Channel Islands we meet some great characters who will do what it takes to protect those they love from the occupying German ... READ MORE
Norfolk Book Lover
The Wartime Book Club
Well researched and beautifully written
Set in Jersey during WWII when the Germans occupied the Channel Islands, a story of courage and resilience inspired by true events and real life people. ... READ MORE
Vanessa C Wild
The Wartime Book Club
Heartbreaking read
The Wartime Book club is a heartwarming tale based on the Nazi occupation in the Channel Islands, specifically Jersey and the hardships that the residents ... READ MORE
Michelle De Alwis
The Wartime Book Club
A brilliant read.
This was just a wonderful story set in Jersey during WW2. This book is fictional but is based on some true events which really does enhance the read and wh... READ MORE
Lorraine Joad
The Wartime Book Club
Quiet and courageous
It is 1943 and Jersey - part of the Channel Islands - is occupied by the Nazis. Librarian Grace is ordered to get rid of the books that are considered prob... READ MORE
Farah Ghuznavi
The Wartime Book Club
A five star read and I devoured this book!
Grace and Bea are best friends, they grew up in St Helier, Jersey, the island is a beautiful tranquil haven, with it’s blue seas and sandy bays, pink grani... READ MORE
Karren's Reading Nook
The Wartime Book Club
An amazing story based on true life
Kate Thompson has done it again! What a fantastic book – it kept me enthralled from beginning to end. An amazing story which takes place on the Island of J... READ MORE
Madeline Cordell