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Crooked heart

Author: Lissa Evans
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and laden with debts and dependents. Noel is grieving for his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette who brought him up to share her disdain for authority and her rich and eclectic approach to education. He has little in common with other children of his age; he has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lissa Evans
ISBN: 9780385614337 0385614330
OCLC Number: 881019756
Description: 282 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: When Noel Bostock --
aged ten, no family --
is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge --
thirty-six and laden with debts and dependents. She's always desperate for money, and the war has thrown up new opportunities for getting it, but what she needs (and what she's always lacked) is a cool head and the ability to make careful plans. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together, as fake Widow and Orphan, they shake a charity tin from door to door, criss-crossing the bombed suburbs of London. Vee starts to make a profit and Noel gradually begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war and some of them are dangerous. And although Noel's been moved to safety, he isn't actually safe at all.
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When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependents. Always  Read more...

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