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Their Finest by Lissa Evans
  

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It's 1940. After a short spell promoting the joy of swedes for the Ministry of Food, Catrin Cole finds herself writing dialogue for 'Just an Ordinary Wednesday', a heart-warming but largely fabricated 'true story' about rescue and romance on the beaches of Dunkirk. And as bombs start to fall on London, she discovers that there's just as much drama, comedy and passion behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera ...Originally published as Their Finest Hour and a Half. Now a major film starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.

Their Finest is released in UK cinemas on 21 April. Click below to view the trailer.

If you like Lissa Evans you might also like to read books by Tom Sharpe, Beryl Bainbridge and Alan Bennett.

Synopsis

Their Finest by Lissa Evans

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.

Reviews

'[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

About the Author

Lissa Evans

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.

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Publication date

3rd April 2017

Author

Lissa Evans

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Author's Website

lissaevans.com/
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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Relationship Stories
Books Behind TV & Film
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Historical fiction
Second World War fiction
Humour

ISBN

9781784162610

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