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The Resource When we were brave, Suzanne Kelman

When we were brave, Suzanne Kelman

Label
When we were brave
Title
When we were brave
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Kelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The face of the woman in the photograph was tilted upwards, as if enjoying the sunshine just for a moment, even as the wreckage of the bombed-out street lay behind her... 1944, Cornwall: Blinded by love, Vivienne Hamilton eloped to Paris with a Nazi prisoner-of-war, never to be seen again. A disgrace to her family, her name would not be mentioned by any of her relatives for over 75 years. Present day, London: When Sophie discovers a photograph of her great aunt Vivi from World War Two, it throws her into a world of confusion. Because, as she learns about this secret relative, she quickly realises that the photograph doesn't fit with her family's story. It shows Vivi leaving an address associated with a spy network in London - a place she had no reason to be - and it is dated right before she disappeared. Meanwhile Sophie's own life feels as blasted and bombed as the blitzed city in the photograph she's looking at. Her beautiful daughter - as full of joy and wild energy as Vivi had apparently once been - is gone; and Sophie's heart has been left broken into pieces. Retreating to the family home in rural Cornwall to seek solace from her pain and the feelings of guilt that she could have done more to protect her daughter, Sophie finds herself becoming obsessed with Vivi's life. But nothing can prepare Sophie for what she is about to uncover - the story of a woman who risked everything for the person she loved the most; and a secret family history that could be the key to Sophie's own future."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NZAUC
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Kelman, Suzanne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Aunts
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Grief
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cornwall (England : County)
Label
When we were brave, Suzanne Kelman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1141867401
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781838882525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
When we were brave, Suzanne Kelman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1141867401
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781838882525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      42.037121 -91.672304
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