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In a small advertising agency in Soho, Catrin Cole writes snappy lines for Vida Elastic and So-Bee-Fee gravy browning. But the nation is in peril, all skills are transferable and there's a place in the war effort for those who have a knack with words. Catrin is conscripted into the world of propaganda films.
'[Lissa Evans] displays a fine eye for detail and for the absurdities involved in filming. She also brilliantly evokes the disruption and dangers of wartime London. This funny, heart-warming and beautifully crafted novel is a must-read' Daily Mail
'Beautifully written, minutely observed and researched, evocative and very funny tale' -- Michele Hanson Guardian
'Comic, poignant and altogether delightful, raised spirits are guaranteed' Easy Living
'This is a comic novel, but far warmer in tone and broader in scope than that label would suggest...Gloriously observed...Hilliard is a wonderful creation - and Evans's recreated propaganda scripts are a total joy. Delicious' The Times
'Pitch-perfect in tone and populated by some unforgettable characters, Lissa Evans's blackly comic new novel is a delight' The Gloss Magazine
Publication date: 06/04/2017
|Publication date:||6th April 2017|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories, Books Behind TV & Film,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Second World War fiction, Humour,|
Lissa Evans has written books for both adults and children, including Their Finest Hour and a Half, longlisted for the Orange Prize, Small Change for Stuart, shortlisted for many awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Awards and Crooked Heart, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.More About Lissa Evans