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Motherland

by William Nicholson

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Motherland Synopsis

In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ambulance driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer under the command of Mountbatten. Kitty falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. The love triangle is set. However, the impact of the war is yet to hit. When it does, it will be devastating, both for those overseas and those left to fight at home.

Motherland Press Reviews

'A superbly intelligent wartime romance'
Daily Mail

'His particular gift is to take you inside the contemporary mind, tracing out trains of thought with astonishing agility, sensitivity and honesty
Spectator

'Terrific scenes ... the wartime disaster that was the raid on Dieppe is grippingly rendered
Observer

'A profound and moving novel; a tender and compassionate meditation on love and God and duty and how to be good'
Guardian

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ISBN: 9781780876238
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780876238
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 624 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About William Nicholson

William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. He was educated at Downside School and Christ's College, Cambridge, and then joined BBC Television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. There his ambition to write, directed first into novels, was channelled into television drama. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were Sweet As You Are and The March. In 1988 he received the Royal Television Society's Writer's Award. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for the stage, ...

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