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  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Hodder & Stoughton

There Was a Time

Frank White

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Fiction, Second World War fiction, Historical fiction

A brilliant novel set in an English village at a turning point of the Second World War.

A Lincolnshire village on a glorious summer's morning in 1940.

Following Dunkirk, the fate of the whole war will soon rest with the RAF and their desperate effort to win the Battle of Britain. If they fail, Hitler's next step will be invasion.

And as the scene comes to life before us over the next six months, this shadow of war will not disappear.

From the pub to the church, struggling single mother to the lady of the manor, the paper boy to a traumatised bomb disposal volunteer, this superb jewel of a novel portrays a community of people and weaves together their stories with passion, betrayal, intrigue and suspense.

There Was a Time is a triumph of the storyteller's art.

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