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            A Long Petal of the Sea

            A Long Petal of the Sea (Hardback)

            By Allende, Isabel

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            That September 2, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe. Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life - and the fate of his country - forever change...d. Together with his sister-in-law, the pianist Roser Bruguera, he is forced out of his beloved Barcelona and into exile. When opportunity to seek refuge in Chile arises, they take it, boarding a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda to the promised `long petal of sea and wine and snow' over the seas. There, they find themselves enmeshed in a rich web of characters who come together in love and tragedy over the course of four generations, destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea is Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.
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            ISBN 9781526615909
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris

            All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris (Hardback)

            By Williams, Beatriz; Willig, Lauren; White, Karen

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            The New York Times bestselling authors of The Glass Ocean and The Forgotten Room return with a glorious historical adventure that moves from the dark days of two World Wars to the turbulent years of the 1960s, in which three women with bruised hearts find refuge at Paris' legenda...ry Ritz hotel. The heiress . . . The Resistance fighter . . . The widow . . . Three women whose fates are joined by one splendid hotel France, 1914. As war breaks out, Aurelie becomes trapped on the wrong side of the front with her father, Comte Sigismund de Courcelles. When the Germans move into their family's ancestral estate, using it as their headquarters, Aurelie discovers she knows the German Major's aide de camp, Maximilian Von Sternburg. She and the dashing young officer first met during Aurelie's debutante days in Paris. Despite their conflicting loyalties, Aurelie and Max's friendship soon deepens into love, but betrayal will shatter them both, driving Aurelie back to Paris and the Ritz- the home of her estranged American heiress mother, with unexpected consequences. France, 1942. Raised by her indomitable, free-spirited American grandmother in the glamorous Hotel Ritz, Marguerite Daisy Villon remains in Paris with her daughter and husband, a Nazi collaborator, after France falls to Hitler. At first reluctant to put herself and her family at risk to assist her grandmother's Resistance efforts, Daisy agrees to act as a courier for a skilled English forger known only as Legrand, who creates identity papers for Resistance members and Jewish refugees. But as Daisy is drawn ever deeper into Legrand's underground network, committing increasingly audacious acts of resistance for the sake of the country-and the man-she holds dear, she uncovers a devastating secret . . . one that will force her to commit the ultimate betrayal, and to confront at last the shocking circumstances of her own family history. France, 1964. For Barbara Babs Langford, her husband, Kit, was the love of her life. Yet
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            ISBN 9780062931092
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Triumph of the Shipyard Girls
             

            Triumph of the Shipyard Girls (Paperback)

            By Revell, Nancy

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            • Pub Date
              19 Mar 20

            THE EIGHT NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING SHIPYARD GIRLS SERIES! With all the characters that you have grown to love, join them as they fight for their country, their families and for each other.

            ISBN 9781787464261
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Shipyard Girls Series
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            The Wish Child
             

            The Wish Child (Paperback)

            By Chidgey, Catherine

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            Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words (`promise', `love', `mercy'). Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. The days Siggi and Erich spend... together will shape the rest of their lives.
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            ISBN 9781784704339
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2018
            Publisher Vintage
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            Finding Clara: a page-turning epic set in the aftermath of World War II
             

            Finding Clara: a page-turning epic set in the aftermath of World War II (Hardback)

            By Scott, Anika

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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            U.S. edition published under the title 'The German Heiress'. A charming black marketeer, badly wounded in the war but determined to help what's left of his family survive the peace. But in war-ravaged Germany, it's not just the buildings that are scarred: everyone is changed, ev...eryone lives in the wreckage of their own pasts.
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            ISBN 9781786331878
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake
             

            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake (Hardback)

            By Kealey, Imogen

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            • Pub Date
              26 Mar 20

            The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film.

            ISBN 9780751576016
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake
             

            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kealey, Imogen

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film.

            ISBN 9780751576023
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Wartime at Liberty's
             

            Wartime at Liberty's (Paperback)

            By Ford, Fiona

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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            ***THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE LIBERTY GIRLS SERIES. Perfect for fans of Nancy Revell, Elaine Everest, Nadine Dorries and Mr Selfridge.***

            ISBN 9781787464247
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            Hannah's War
              

            Hannah's War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eliasberg, Jan

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            For readers of The Nightingale and The Alice Network, a thrilling historical debut about a female scientist working to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II, and a young military investigator determined to uncover her secret past. In 1945, Hannah Weiss, a Jewish-Austr...ian scientist, is removed from her laboratory at the Los Alamos National Lab and taken to Leavenworth Prison for interrogation. Major Jack Delaney, a rising star in the shadowy world of military intelligence, is convinced that someone in the United States has been sharing information with the Nazi party. The captivating, raven-haired, female scientist in New Mexico is his primary suspect. Across the globe, researches are racing to perfect the atomic bomb--a weapon powerful enough to stop WWII, and, perhaps, all future wars. But for Hannah, who has been sending mysterious postcards to a contact still in Germany, the trouble is just beginning. As Jack questions Hannah about her involvement with the infamous Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin ten years earlier, and her apparently friendly relationships with high-ranking members of the Nazi party, he slowly becomes seduced by her intelligence and quiet confidence. Is Hannah a Nazi spy, or is she protecting a far more personal and dark secret of her own? When Jack finally uncovers the truth about her life in Berlin before the war, Hannah must compromise her political allegiance, and choose between two lovers, and two versions of history. A vivid, page-turning, and inspiring re-imagination of the final months of World War II, and the brilliant researchers behind the first atomic bomb, Hannah's War is an unforgettable love story about an exceptional woman, and the dangerous power of her greatest discovery.
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            ISBN 9780316537445
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Back Bay Books
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            The Prisoner's Wife
             

            The Prisoner's Wife (Hardback)

            By Brookes, Maggie

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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            Bill and Izabela's is a story of love, and survival, against the darkest odds.Based on a true story, and researched extensively by the author on location in Eastern Europe, this is a story that takes the reader deep into a rarely-seen side of the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781529124286
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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