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The Heroes' Welcome By Louisa Young

The Heroes' Welcome

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The Heroes' Welcome is the incandescent sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. Its evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of WW1 will capture and beguile readers fresh to Louisa Young's wonderful writing, and those previously enthralled by the stories of Nadine and Riley, Rose, Peter and Julia.

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The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young

The Heroes' Welcome is the incandescent sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. Its evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of WW1 will capture and beguile readers fresh to Louisa Young's wonderful writing, and those previously enthralled by the stories of Nadine and Riley, Rose, Peter and Julia.

LONDON, 1919

Two couples, both in love, both in tatters, come home to a changed world.

When childhood sweethearts Riley and Nadine marry, it is a blessing on the peace that now reigns. But the newlyweds and their old friends Peter and Julia Locke wear the ravages of the Great War in very different ways. Where Nadine and Riley do their best to forge ahead and muster hope, Peter retreats into drink and nightmares, unable to bear the domestic life for which Julia pines.

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The Heroes' Welcome Reviews


Praise for THE HEROES' WELCOME:

`If you read one novel about the effects of the First World War this year, make it this one. It has brain with its brawn and deserves a hero's welcome' The Times

`Fierce and tender, The Heroes' Welcome depicts heroism on the grand scale and the importance of the tiniest act of courage' Observer

`Young possesses in abundance emotional conviction, pace and imaginative energy, and these qualities will draw readers with her through time and space, as she unfolds the story of the Lockes and Purefoys on their journey through the 20th century' Guardian

`Powerful, sometimes shocking, boldly conceived, it fixes on war's lingering trauma to show how people adapt - or not - and is irradiated by anger and pity' Sunday Times

`[A] tender, elegiac novel. Others have been here before, of course, from Sebastian Faulks to Pat Barker, but Young belongs in their company' Mail on Sunday

`A moving exploration of the war's toll on a generation...deeply affecting' Metro

`A brilliant, passionate, intense examination of what it is to survive a war and to negotiate a peace with a body and mind that have been irrevocably altered' Elizabeth Buchan

Praise for MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU:

`This novel is a triumph'
Elizabeth Jane Howard

`Every once in a while comes a novel that generates its own success, simply by being loved.'
The Times

`Birdsong for the new millennium'
Tatler

`Powerful, sometimes shocking, boldly conceived, it fixes on war's lingering trauma to show how people adapt - or not - and is irradiated by anger and pity'
The Sunday Times

`[A] tender, elegiac novel. Others have been here before, of course, from Sebastian Faulks to Pat Barker, but Young belongs in their company'
Mail on Sunday

About Louisa Young


Louisa Young was born in London and read history at Trinity College, Cambridge. She lives in London with her daughter, with whom she co-wrote the best-selling Lionboy trilogy, and is the author of eleven previous books including the bestselling novel My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and the Wellcome Book Prize, was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice, and the first ever winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year.

Additional information

GOR006754151
The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young
Louisa Young
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2015-03-23
336
0007361475
9780007361472
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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