Ebury seals secret Second World War tale

Ebury has won a five-publisher auction for Svenja O’Donnell’s book about her grandmother’s secret life in Second World War Germany. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In ‘House of Glass,’ Hadley Freeman unearth’s the World War II-era secrets of her family’s past

The four siblings central to Freeman’s book, a history of a 20th-century Jewish family as much as a memoir, were outsized characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-30 21:52:58 UTC ]
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Walker to publish Michael Rosen's family tale of the Second World War

Walker Books will publish Michael Rosen’s The Missing; The True Story of my Family in World War Two in January 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 17:56:29 UTC ]
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Little, Brown bags rights to Second World War tale Liberation

Little, Brown UK has acquired world rights for a fictionalised take on Second World War hero Nancy Wake, due to be turned into a movie by Anne Hathaway. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Scholar of World War II Homefront Wins American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society award goes to a study of fractures in American society a year after Pearl Harbor, which resonates amid the pandemic today. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-03-15 16:00:06 UTC ]
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Lloyd extends First World War histories for Viking

Viking is to publish two further First World War history titles by Dr Nick Lloyd, to follow on from The Western Front, which the imprint is bringing out next March.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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World War II’s less-famous fascist

Mussolini is overshadowed by Hitler, but his deeds were despicable too, John Gooch writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-31 17:28:51 UTC ]
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One of Europe’s Great Libraries Didn’t Stand a Chance… In Either of the World Wars

Exactly a century after the burning of Washington another invading army encountered a library, and saw it as a perfect way to strike a blow at the heart of their enemy. This time the action would have a global impact, as the means of spreading news had been transformed in the century since the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-02 09:48:49 UTC ]
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Andrew Hunter Murray | 'I wanted the story to be the uncovering of a secret about this world'

Andrew Hunter Murray was out walking when an image occurred to him: a still Earth, half in light, half in darkness, no longer rotating. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-27 04:30:33 UTC ]
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They survived World War II — but were left stranded in Germany

Historian David Nasaw recounts the struggles of Jews and others who had no place to go. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-30 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Dispatches from an Overheated World: On “Tales of Two Planets”

THE DEVELOPERS OF Beirut’s Eden Bay needed to clean up the raw sewage on the beach of their luxury development, so they rerouted it into a storm pipe. “And then the rains came,” writes Lina Mounzer in her darkly comedic account from the new anthology Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-25 12:30:52 UTC ]
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Guide to the classics: The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells helped pioneer science fiction with his 1898 book The War of the Worlds. Many iterations later, it still scares and fascinates us. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-07-06 19:54:21 UTC ]
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Granta wins auction for Hyde's Second World War debut

Granta Books has acquired lecturer Alex Hyde’s first novel, Violets, in a four-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 06:51:31 UTC ]
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Lois Lowry’s Ode to the Fallen in World War II

In her new audiobook, “On the Horizon,” the children’s book author remembers her childhood against the backdrop of the Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-01 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Branch Out with Historical Fiction: It’s More Than Just World War II

Here's why this reader thinks you should read historical fiction and some favorite books that aren't about WWII to get you into the genre. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-27 10:39:09 UTC ]
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Mirror Books to publish 'remarkable' World War Two memoir

Mirror Books will publish new memoir about the only living sisters to have signed the Official Secrets Act during the Second World War.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 12:36:25 UTC ]
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In ‘Disfigured,’ a writer explores the damaging ways fairy tales shape our view of the world — and ourselves

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Amanda Leduc saw plenty of disabled characters in fairy tales, but none she wanted to identify with. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Harvill Secker bags First World War thriller

Harvill Secker has snapped up First World War thriller Two Storm Wood by British writer Philip Gray.   Editorial director for crime and thrillers Jade Chandler acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Nicola Barr at the Bent Agency. The title is set for publication in May 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-24 21:42:00 UTC ]
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HarperCollins snaps up Gaynor's Second World War novel

HarperCollins has snapped up The Kingfisher Patrol, a new novel from Hazel Gaynor set in Japanese-occupied China during the Second World War. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 00:37:34 UTC ]
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In World War II, serving Jesus while spying for the United States

Matthew Avery Sutton tells the stories of four missionaries who worked in the OSS. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-24 12:24:33 UTC ]
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