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Crooked heart, a novel by Lissa Evans

Label
Crooked heart
Title
Crooked heart
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Lissa Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge--a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs and what she's never had 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 a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to turn a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money off the war--and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
T7B
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Evans, Lissa
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Orphans
  • Widows
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Historical fiction
  • London (England)
Label
Crooked heart, a novel by Lissa Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain in 2014 by Doubleday, an imprint of Random House"--Title page verso
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780062364838
Lccn
2015022151
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914256604
  • (OCoLC)ocn914256604
  • 720264
Label
Crooked heart, a novel by Lissa Evans
Publication
Note
"Published in Great Britain in 2014 by Doubleday, an imprint of Random House"--Title page verso
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780062364838
Lccn
2015022151
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914256604
  • (OCoLC)ocn914256604
  • 720264

Library Locations

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