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Motherland [Hardcover]

William Nicholson
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Review

'This is a novel worth reading more than once' Elizabeth Jane Howard.

'A total triumph' Julia Gregson, author of East of the Sun.

'Epic novel of love and loss ... I love William Nicholson's simple, intense style. One to get lost in' Red magazine.

'He brings all the restraint of the this era to this love triangle and a screenwriter's instinct for dialogue' Daily Express.

'A superbly intelligent wartime romance' Daily Mail.

'His particular gift is to take you inside the contemporary mind, tracing out trains of thought with astonishing agility, sensitivity and honesty' Spectator.

'Nicholson tells his ambitious story with a moving eloquence' Sunday Times.

'A profound and moving novel; a tender and compassionate mediation on love and God and duty and how to be good' Guardian.

'[Nicholson's] portrayal of the wartime disaster that was the raid on Dieppe is grippingly rendered' Observer.

From the Inside Flap

'You come from a long line of mistakes,' Guy Calder tells his daughter Alice. 'My mother married the wrong man. Her mother did the same.' At the end of a love affair, Alice journeys to Normandy to meet Guy's mother, the grandmother she has never known. She tells Alice that, in spite of the troubles her family has faced, there was one true love story in her past and she should be told it. In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ATS driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Operations under the command of Mountbatten. Kitty falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Mountbatten mounts a seaborne raid on the beaches of German-occupied Dieppe in northern France. One of the worst disasters of the war, it changes both Larry and Ed, and its repercussions will echo through the generations to come.

From the Back Cover

It is the summer of 1942. Kitty is an ambulance driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer under the command of Mountbatten. Kitty falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. The love triangle is set. However, the impact of the war is yet to hit. When it does, it will be devastating, both for those at war and those left to fight at home.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

William Nicholson is a screenwriter, playwright, television writer and novelist. Perhaps best known for his Academy Award-nominated screenplays for Shadowlands and Gladiator, he is also author of several young adult and fantasy novels and a sequence of contemporary adult novels. His recent work includes the screenplay for the film adaptation of the stage sensation Les Misérables. He lives in Sussex with his wife and three children.

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