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Dover beach : love, life and death in wartime England

Author: Leslie Thomas
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summer 1940. The evacuation of Dunkirk proves that the British can rise to a challenge, even against seemingly insurmountable odds. But now the soldiers walk the streets of Dover, even wandering through Woolworths store and taking weary turns on the town's skating rink. Life, despite the threat of invasion and the reality of bombing, must go on and people must take comfort where they find it. Toby Hendry, a fighter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: General fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thomas, Leslie, 1931-
Dover beach.
London : William Heinemann, 2005
(OCoLC)647563638
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Thomas
ISBN: 0434013269 9780434013265
OCLC Number: 61440755
Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Leslie Thomas.

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Set in the summer of 1940, this book chronicles the lives and loves of ordinary people in besieged Britain during those tense, but curiously elated days.  Read more...

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