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 overcoming loss in their own way: Hettie, who dances for sixpence a waltz at the Hammersmith Palais; wealthy Evelyn, who toils at a lowly job in the pensions... show more
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 overcoming loss in their own way: Hettie, who dances for sixpence a waltz at the Hammersmith Palais; wealthy Evelyn, who toils at a lowly job in the pensions office, and Ada, a housewife who snatches glimpses of her dead son in the street.As each struggles to move on with her life, a wartime mystery begins to unravel. But where will the threads lead, and will they bring the answers these women crave? 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.
Publish date: January 16th 2014
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Rather disappointing. I wish it wasn't written in the present tense
This book was perfectly lovely. Unlike other, recent books set during WWI (ahem, Daughters of Mars), it didn't attempt to be a sweeping epic; instead it focused on three women and their lives in the war's aftermath. Evelyn is embittered by the loss of her fiance and now spends her days working in th...
World War I tends to get short shrift in fiction. It was not the war to end all wars. Its’ battles did not span the globe, and it did not involve worldwide alliances and partnerships. The battles themselves involved a one-war-only battle strategy that everyone agrees was an unmitigated failure that ...
"Wake" details three lives affected by the November 11th 1920 anniversary of Armistice Day, and the official ceremony of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. Three women (a young girl, a woman, and a mother) grieve the loss and hold a Wake for something, or someone, lost because of the Great War. Thro...
WW 1 is the new "IT" time period--this is the third fictional work I've read this year set during WW 1 and sadly the one I've enjoyed the least. Wake deals with the aftermath of the war and explores how a whole generation was cheated. These characters are not very likable and are certainly bitter...