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THE BEAUTY SHOP by [Henderson, Suzy]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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"A fantastic topic to write about, dealt with sensitively and written in beautiful prose." Author Christoph Fischer. "I knew this was a book that had to be savoured. The depth of emotion that the author placed into each character's perspective was intriguing, and I found myself captivated by her talent and ability to weave a story." Author and historian Hunter S. Jones.

About the Author

Suzy Henderson was born in the North of England and initially pursued a career in healthcare, specialising as a midwife. Years later, having left her chosen profession, she embarked upon a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University. That was the beginning of a new life journey, rekindling her love of writing and passion for history. With an obsession for military and aviation history, she began to write. It was an old black and white photograph of her grandmother in her WAAF service uniform that caught Suzy’s imagination many years ago. Her grandmother never spoke of her war service and died in 1980, taking her stories with her. When Suzy decided to research her family history and her grandmother’s war service, things spiralled from there. Stories came to light, little-known stories and tragedies and it is such discoveries that inform her writing today. Having relocated to North Cumbria, she has the Pennines and the Scottish Borders in sight and finally feels at home. Suzy is a member of the Historical Novel Society and her debut novel, "The Beauty Shop" was released in November 2016.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1777 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Avis Press (28 Nov. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LXO5394
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #247,753 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So many emotions!

This was my most looked forward to book of the year and it didn't disappoint. From the terrifying descriptions, the wonderful characters, and the individual scenes, everything in this novel felt authentic, even the smoke haze on the ward!

The story is woven between Archibald McIndoe (pioneering reconstructive plastic surgeon in The Guinea Pig Club), his patients, and their awful injuries. We follow the recovery and new lives of the young men who were so horribly burned while on active duty. Awful, though I loved the way the author brought out the banter and camaraderie between fellow burns sufferers. The tightly tucked sheets was one of my favourite moments.

The love story between our Montana hero, Mac and the beautiful and understanding Stella is rich with emotion. A real mixture of desire, regret, sorrow and ultimate joy. A perfect ending to a fabulous read!
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I couldn't wait to read this book, based on the true story of Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club. As soon as my pre-order arrived (yesterday!) I began, reading it in two stints interrupted by daily life. It is a well-told and well researched fictional account of Lieutenant John 'Mac' Mackenzie, pilot of the USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Rose and WAAF Stella Charlton who meet and fall in love at Bassingbourn during WWII. But it is more than 'just' a love story. The accompanying cast of characters help the author to depict scenes of battle, bravery, selflessness and cameraderie typical of war, as well as the seamier side of wartime life which is sometimes overlooked. Mac's injuries, sustained during a crash landing, take him to Ward III of the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, where the other hero of the story, Archibald McIndoe, the New Zealand maxillofacial surgeon is practicing on the "Guinea Pigs", members of an RAF 'grogging club' founded in 1941. Suzy has certainly done her research. I and my husband are members of a WWII Living History group and we give presentations on the Guinea Pig Club so I really enjoyed the descriptions of Ward III, recognising many of the Club members and Hospital staff that I have read about in the first-hand accounts of Guinea Pigs including Richard Hillary's The Last Enemy. It really brings home the harrowing injuries and indeed treatment that survivors of wartime near-death experiences sustained. The characters are well-drawn and often, though not always, likeable. The inclusion of one real-life hero, Richard Hillary, brave, patriotic, loyal and sometimes foolhardy and arrogant shows the darker side of these brave young men and the challenges for the nurses and medical staff in caring for them. Anyone interested in World War II, the human side of war and an engaging story with varied and interesting characters will enjoy this book.
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A thoroughly enjoyable and informative read about a reknowned plastic surgeon operating during World War Two. My own uncle was badly burned during this time in the very places of the young pilot in the story, except my uncle was in a tank. It was really moving to read of what his experience would have been as I read of the pilot. Interwoven within the treatment of the burns ward there is the love story between Mac and Stella, their ups and downs throughout their time during the war. Some very well researched descriptions of the patients but also some beautiful imagery throughout this well written novel. I really enjoyed it.
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A wonderful and moving story about heroism in WW2 and men and women who helped those disfigured by the war.
With immaculate research the author depicts the life of RAF fighter pilots, using great details about planes and military life. Very impressive on the historical front, the author, however, doesn't neglect the story part, giving us romance, inner conflict and development. A fantastic topic to write about, dealt with sensitively and written in beautiful prose, this is just excellent.
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I honestly have no idea how I can even begin to write a review worthy of this book; I waited so long to hold a copy and the wait was totally worth it.

Archie McIndoe was an incredible man, but one I had never heard of before reading this book; which is a crime. This man deserves to be ingrained in the memories of everyone.

Archie McIndoe wasn't just a doctor, he was a miracle worker; who gave life back to men who thought their lives were over. He did a job that was frowned upon because it wasn't understood, and undertook methods that many didn't think would work - but they did, and wow, did they work well.

I don't know nearly enough about the First and Second World Wars, and I'm finding that learning through fiction is really helping to give me a real understanding of what went on during those awful years. Suzy Henderson has written a book that is beautifully heartbreaking and inspiring, as well as deeply educational, and books like this are incredibly important right now. The Beauty Shop isn't just a book or a story; it's a piece of art that has been stitched together so delicately, entwining both history and passion into one. Never before have I cried so early into a book (before I'd even finished page 5!), and never has a book made me cry so many times (6!). I genuinely do not have the words to write a review like I normally would, because this book has left me in a state of shock. This book stole, crushed and healed my heart over and over, and I do not have a single criticism.

Suzy is genuinely an exceptionally talented woman, who made me feel like I was back in the 1940s. She writes beautifully and passionately, and you just know that she cares about what she's writing about. I cannot wait to read more of her work (but next time I'll make sure I have the tissues ready).

Thank you for teaching me so much Suzy, writers like yourself are a vital part of trying to stop history repeating itself.
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