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The care and management of lies : a novel of the Great War

Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Harper Perennial editionView all editions and formats
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By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management - a veiled criticism of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 9780062220516 0062220519
OCLC Number: 917255458
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Description: 319 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jacqueline Winspear.

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By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Kezia and Tom wed just a month before war is declared between Britain and Germany, Thea's gift to Kezia is a book on household management - a veiled criticism of the bride's prosaic life to come. Yet when Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield herself, the farm becomes Kezia's responsibility. Each must find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. As Tom marches to the front lines and Kezia battles to keep her ordered life from unraveling, they hide their despair in letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face-to-face with the enemy?

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