The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young

The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young

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'If you read one novel about the effects of the First World War this year, make it this one' The Times The Heroes' Welcome is the breathtaking sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You.

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'If you read one novel about the effects of the First World War this year, make it this one' The Times The Heroes' Welcome is the breathtaking sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. LONDON, APRIL 1919. THE GREAT WAR HAS ENDED. In a flurry of spring blossom, childhood sweethearts Nadine Waverney and Rilery Purefoy are married. Those who have survived the war are, in a way, home. But Riley is wounded and disfigured; normality seems incomprehensible, and love unfathomable. Honeymooning in a battered, liberated Europe, they long for a marriage made of love and passion rather than dependence and pity. At Locke Hill in Kent, Riley's former CO Major Peter Locke is obsessed by Homer. His hysterical wife, Julia, and the young son they barely know attempt to navigate family life, but are confounded by the ghosts and memories of Peter's war. Despite all this, there is the glimmer of a real future in the distance: Rose Locke, Peter's cousin and Riley's former nurse, finds that independence might be hers for the taking, after all. For those who fought, those who healed and those who stayed behind, 1919 is a year of accepting realities, holding to hope and reaching after new beginnings. The Heroes' Welcome is a brave and brilliant evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of war. It is as devastating as it is inspiring.

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SKU GOR005788100
Title The Heroes' Welcome
Author By (author) Louisa Young
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0007361467
ISBN 13 9780007361465
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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'If you read one novel about the effects of the First World War this year, make it this one' The Times The Heroes' Welcome is the breathtaking sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. LONDON, APRIL 1919. THE GREAT WAR HAS ENDED. In a flurry of spring blossom, childhood sweethearts Nadine Waverney and Rilery Purefoy are married. Those who have survived the war are, in a way, home. But Riley is wounded and disfigured; normality seems incomprehensible, and love unfathomable. Honeymooning in a battered, liberated Europe, they long for a marriage made of love and passion rather than dependence and pity. At Locke Hill in Kent, Riley's former CO Major Peter Locke is obsessed by Homer. His hysterical wife, Julia, and the young son they barely know attempt to navigate family life, but are confounded by the ghosts and memories of Peter's war. Despite all this, there is the glimmer of a real future in the distance: Rose Locke, Peter's cousin and Riley's former nurse, finds that independence might be hers for the taking, after all. For those who fought, those who healed and those who stayed behind, 1919 is a year of accepting realities, holding to hope and reaching after new beginnings. The Heroes' Welcome is a brave and brilliant evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of war. It is as devastating as it is inspiring.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR005788100
Title The Heroes' Welcome
Author By (author) Louisa Young
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 272
ISBN 10 0007361467
ISBN 13 9780007361465
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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