The Air Raid Book Club

ISBN: 9781035401062
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Publisher,Headline Review
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 290 g
No. of Pages, 384

'Touching and heartwarming . . . get those tissues ready' JILL MANSELL
'A warm and tender tale about the power of books' RUTH HOGAN

As the bombs began to fall, the book club kept their hopes alive...

London, 1938. Bookseller 
Gertie Bingham is facing difficult times, having just lost her beloved husband, Harry, and with a lingering sadness at never having been able to have a child of her own. Struggling to face running the bookshop she and Harry opened together, Gertie is preparing to sell up and move away when she is asked if she would be willing to take in a young Jewish refugee from Germany. Gertie is unsure and when sullen teenager Hedy Fischer arrives, Gertie fears she has nothing left to give the troubled girl.

But when the German bombers come and the lights go out over London, 
Gertie and Hedy realise that joining forces will make them stronger, and that books have the power to bring young and old together and unite a community in need in its darkest hour...

'A charming, uplifting story of resourceful women and the healing power of books' CLARE CHAMBERS

'I loved this. A sweet and nourishing ode to books that historical fiction fans will love' KATE THOMPSON

'Tender, touching and utterly heartwarming' 

wonderful story of strong female friendship and found family . . . I absolutely adored it' - ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Real reader review

Beautiful and moving in a way that we need right now' - ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Real reader review

'A beautiful depiction of a community 
striving to survive together' - ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Real reader review

'A gentle,
 heartwarming read' - ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Real reader review


About the Author

After a career in bookselling and publishing, Annie Lyons became an author. When not working on her novels, she teaches creative writing. She lives in south-east London with her husband and two children and black labrador, Nelson.
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.6 x 2.8 x 19.6 cm

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