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Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

In the busy build up to Easter, when family and friends are perhaps looming, today’s book may be a challenging read. I would recommend you do find time to read and enjoy it, even if it is not always comforting story or series of tales. 590 more words

Britain During The Second World War

Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven, Chris Cleave

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.

Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss – until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided.

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Literature

100 Essential Books - Everyone Brave Is Forgiven – Chris Cleave (2016)

With its references to Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” and Sarah Waters’ “The Night Watch” from a Financial Times review quoted on the back cover of the paperback edition I knew that this would be a must-read for me.  541 more words

'Everyone Brave is Forgiven' by Chris Cleave

There had to be a really good reason for me to pick up yet another novel about WW 2 since I’m not a fan per se. 359 more words

Fiction

Review | Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Originally Published as: The Other Hand
Genre: Literary fiction
Also by this author: Incendiary; Gold; Everyone Brave is Forgiven
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Book Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

“This was how a kind heart broke, after all: inward, making no shrapnel.”

Everyone Brave is Forgiven follows Mary, Hilda, Tom and Alastair during WWII, and is split across London during the Blitz and Malta when the Siege took place. 266 more words

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