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Wake

Paperback edition released 01/01/2015

by Anna Hope

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Wake Synopsis

Five Days in November, 1920: As the body of the Unknown Soldier makes its way home from the fields of Northern France, three women are dealing with loss in their own way: Hettie, who dances for sixpence a waltz at the Hammersmith Palais; Evelyn, who toils at a lowly job in the pensions office, and Ada, a housewife who is beset by visions of her dead son. One day a young man comes to Ada's dorr. With him opens a wartime mystery that will bind these women together and will both mend and tear their hearts. In this shattering novel of intertwining lives, Anna Hope shows the beginnings of a new era, and the day the mood of the nation changed, for ever.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780552779463
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Anna Hope
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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The Good Book Guide Review

In the dark days following the First World War, no one has come through unscathed. In November 1920, in the five days that it took to bring the Unknown Soldier over from France to his final resting place, we follow three women all unknowingly connected. Each is struggling to come to terms with their losses, unable to rebuild their lives, full of confusion. A deeply moving, compassionate novel, exploring many strands of the damage war causes, which ultimately tries to answer the question – in the wake of war, is hope possible again?

Anna Hope Press Reviews

'A compelling and emotionally charged debut about the painful aftermath of war and the ways - small, brave or commonplace - that keep us going. It touches feelings we know, and settings - dance halls, war front, queues outside the grocer - that we don't. I loved it.' -- Rachel Joyce, author of THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY

 

'A tender and timely novel, full of compassion and quiet insight. The author gives us a moving and original glimpse into the haunted peace after the Great War, her characters drawn by the gravity of the unmarked, the unknown and perhaps, finally, the unhoped for.' -- Chris Cleave, author of THE OTHER HAND

 

'Wake is powerful and humane; a novel that charms and beguiles. Anna Hope's characters are so real; flawed and searching, and her prose so natural, one almost forgets how very great a story she is telling.' -- Sadie Jones, author of THE OUTCAST

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9780552779463
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780804192613
Publication date: 11/02/2014
Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9780857521941
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Format: Hardback

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About Anna Hope

Anna Hope was born in Manchester and educated at Oxford University and RADA. She is the author of the acclaimed debut Wake. The Ballroom is her second novel, and is inspired by the true story of her great grand-father. Author photo © Jonathan Greet, 2014   Below is a Q & A with this author   Your author’s note states that The Ballroom was inspired by your great-great-grandfather. Would you tell us a little about how you came to know of his story? I was doing some digging into my family history and came across the census of 1911, where ...

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