A Girl Called Thursday
A terrifically compelling wartime story of love and loss from the author of A SONG AT TWILIGHT.Born at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, Mary and Walter Tilford's baby daughter is named Thursday. It was meant to be a message of hope for the future - but they could not foresee that by the time Thursday celebrated her twenty-first birthday, Britain would once again be at war with Germany. Thursday is determined to help in the war effort and volunteers as a Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse. She is attached to the Royal Navy, and begins her service at Haslar Hospital on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour. The realities of war are brought home to her when the casualties begin to arrive from Dunkirk and Thursday begins to understand the true meaning of courage. While experiencing all the natural hopes and dreams of any young woman, finding pleasure and joy as well as sorrow in her work, Thursday is given her own opportunity to show strength and bravery in the face of war - and find a lasting love.
- Paperback | 464 pages
- 110 x 170 x 34mm | 281.23g
- 04 Apr 2007
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Lilian Harry
Lilian Harry grew up in Gosport, on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor with two miniature schnauzers who allow her just enough room on the sofa. She is a keen bellringer and walker, and enjoys taking part in village life. Her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. Follow Lilian on Twitter @LilianHarry or visit www.orionbooks.co.uk to find out more.
Following the great success of Donna's signings last summer for A Girl Called Thursday in hardback, has been causing a stir yet again in Portsmouth, signing copies of her new paperback A Girl Called Thursday and most recent hardback Tuppence to Spend. At the small Gosport bookshop they sold around 70 copies in total, and at Ottakar's Portsmouth they completely sold out of the 40 orso copies they had in stock. Lilian signed a stack of bookplates for furtherorders. She also signed at successful events at Ottakar's, Fareham and at her