The Postmistress

by Sarah Blake

Part of the Penguin by Hand Series

Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy Paperback of the Year Award 2011.

Sarah Blake’s second book after the critically acclaimed Grange House has already been a hit in the US. Set during World War II, it tells the story of postmistress Iris and Emma, a newlywed doctor’s wife, in small-town America. Both are avid listeners of radio journalist Frankie, reporting from Blitz-torn London, and the three women become inexorably linked in a moving tale that will stay with you long after the final page.

The Postmistress Synopsis

It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London. In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts stories about survivors in rubble-strewn streets. But for her listeners, the war is far from home. Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor's wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working - she counts the days until his return. But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter - a letter she vows to deliver...

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ISBN: 9780141046617
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780670918683
Publication date: 09/04/2010
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780141046617
Publication date: 6th January 2011
Author: Sarah Blake
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.

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