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This week's book:
Motherland by William Nicholson
Available from Saturday 2nd November -
Friday 8th November
"You come from a long line of mistakes," Guy Calder tells his daughter Alice. "My mother married the wrong man. Her mother did the same." At the end of a love affair, Alice journeys to Normandy to meet Guy's mother, the grandmother she has never known. She tells Alice that, in spite of the troubles her family has faced, there was one true love story in her past and she should be told it. In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ATS driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Operations under the command of Mountbatten. Kitty falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Mountbatten mounts a seaborne raid on the beaches of German-occupied Dieppe in northern France. One of the worst disasters of the war, it changes both Larry and Ed, and its repercussions will echo through the generations to come.
Last week's book:
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Available from Saturday 26th October -
Friday 1st November
Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt’s first novel was a remarkable achievement on it's publication, over 20 years ago. The Secret History is both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.
The story focuses on a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor they discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill. The Secret History tells of a small circle of friends at an esteemed college in New England, whose studies in Classical Greek lead them to odd rituals, shocking behavior and murder.