War Story

War Story

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When war breaks out in 1939, guns and fat barrage balloons invade Hyde Park. The Dulcimer grandchildren are sent into Sussex, and they find life at Dulcimer Hall as humdrum as ever -- with no excitements or worries about a German invasion, and no inkling at all of the dramas developing in the lives of the adults around them. Into their world comes Maggie Dunlop, a Scottish girl taken on as a nursery maid. Having escaped her violent father, soon she's thriving, adored by the children, well liked by both staff and family. Little does she know that her popularity is sowing dangerous seeds of jealousy, or that feelings of affection can grow into a deep yet impossible love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 111.76 x 172.72 x 48.26mm | 317.51g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747267944
  • 9780747267942

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'Full of atmospheric detail and peopled by memorable characters, it is a book in which to lose oneself' Bookseller -- Bookseller 20020726 'A most wonderful tale of war...a beautiful love story too' -- Bangor Chronicle 20021128 'I am completely in love with WAR STORY - what a fantastic book' -- Jill Mansell 'I couldn't have liked it more, especially the way she combines a sweeping story with a wonderful sense of intimacy - I really felt I knew these people and was totally involved. Also, great dialogue...that makes the story come alive. The various settings are so surely and easily evoked, too... Please pass on my congratulations to Sara on her gorgeous book' -- Sarah Harrison 20020306 I devoured WAR STORY with enormous pleasure. What a masterly story-teller Sara Hely is, and how good at creating characters in whom one believes and whose destiny one cares about! -- Philip Ziegler 20011230 'Sara Hely scores high on the credibility rating. But the true test is, does one want to turn the page?- and here our author emerges with flying colours. No, I couldn't put it down' -- Sunday Telegraph 20021117 'Beneath the wartime drama lurks a poignant love story' Express -- Express 20021130show more

About Sara Hely

Sara Hely was born in London before the Second World War. During the war she was evacuated to Sussex and later to America. She then lived in Ireland for several years before marrying a publisher with whom she settled in Scotland. Besides raising three daughters and one son, she has written and published a number of children's books, helped to manage a farm and run a fast-food franchise. She now lives in Ayrshire with her husband.show more

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22 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 5% (1)
4 36% (8)
3 45% (10)
2 14% (3)
1 0% (0)
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