"Dazzling...a miniature masterpiece of serio-comic writing...A dark comedy, moving between drollery, pathos, farce and harrowing moments of tragic insight" ( The Guardian)
"I loved this book - Lissa Evans is a wonderful writer; Vee and Noel are utter originals, and their journey made me laugh and cry" (JoJo Moyes)
"Wonderfully vivid and eccentric...there's a good dash of sharp comedy to offset the heart-warming stuff" (Kate Saunders The Times)
"Unmissable...Why is Lissa Evans not one of our best-known and best-loved authors?...The great joy of Lissa Evans’s writing lies in her spirited, quirky characters and, as befits a former producer of Father Ted and director of Have I Got News For You, a devilish wit" ( Sunday Express)
"At Christmas you need a book that's going to make you want to curl up in an armchair while it's raining outside and that book is Crooked Heart. It is funny and warm and so insightful and moving. An instant classic" (India Knight Sainsburys Magazine)
"The best novel I have read in the last five years... I couldn't love it more" India Knight "Evans, who wrote the equally winning Their Finest Hour and a Half, also set during the war, is carving out a distinctive niche for herself... credible, touching, and funny." Nick Hornby "As sparky and funny as Cold Comfort Farm and as charming and touching as The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, but then every now and again comes the vertiginous feeling of peering into something unutterably, dangerously sad. Everybody, and I mean everybody, is getting this for Christmas." Louisa Young "Quite wonderful - beautifully written, so authentic too, and evocative of the wartime spirit, moving, funny - just perfect. I don't usually like novels about the war - the true stories are so good - but this one - and Evelyn Waugh - are way up in a class of their own - superb" Juliet Gardiner
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Buchbeschreibung Black Swan Random House UK Dez 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 198x127x23 mm. Neuware - When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he winds up in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thiry-six, drowning in debts. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. The war's thrown up all manner of new opportunities but what Vee needs is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up an idea. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all . 352 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780552774789