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Crooked heart : a novel

Author: Lissa Evans
Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge--a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lissa Evans
ISBN: 9780062364838 0062364839
OCLC Number: 914256604
Notes: "Published in Great Britain in 2014 by Doubleday, an imprint of Random House"--Title page verso.
Description: 282 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Lissa Evans.

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"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge--a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs and what she's never had is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to turn a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money off the war--and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all"--Provided by publisher.

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