Goodnight from London [Large Print]
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Goodnight from London [Large Print]

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From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson-author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France-comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.

In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall.

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship-and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.

Goodnight from London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author's own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that readers are sure to embrace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 151 x 229 x 25mm | 498g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 006267062X
  • 9780062670625
  • 748,907

Back cover copy

In the summer of 1940, ambitious American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. It's an opportunity to prove herself and start fresh in a city that knows nothing of her humble origins. But life in Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, as an American and a woman. Just as she's beginning to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, the bombs begin to fall.

As the horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into months, Ruby tries to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns the depth of true friendship--and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets.
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Review quote

"Goodnight from London captures both the despair and the triumphant spirit of war-torn London through the eyes of Ruby Sutton, an American journalist, with precision and wit. Robson's novel is an ode to the heroes of WWII, a touching love story, and a marvel."--Fiona Davis, author of THE DOLLHOUSE
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About Jennifer Robson

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France. She holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from Saint Antony"s College, University of Oxford, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar and an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and young children.
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5,400 ratings
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2 4% (207)
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