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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Theatre of War

Hilary Green

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction, Historical fiction

Third in the FOLLIES series which follows four friends in the Second World War, two entertaining the troops near the front line and two acting as undercover spies.

It is 1942. The theatres of war are North Africa and Italy. All eyes follow the front, but behind the scenes a messier war continues, an improvised game of snatched triumphs, terrible mistakes and terrifying uncertainty.



Cabaret singer by night, spy by day, Richard risks his life to help British servicemen escape occupied France and get back to England.

Rose leads a group of dancers with mixed morals high-kicking to entertain the troops as Hitlers bombers roar in the skies above. Then she is given orders to join the forces in the field, destination unknown.

Meanwhile a phantom pianist, who has lost the love of his life, is following Montys soldiers across the African desert, mocking the enemies guns by playing Beethoven between the lines.

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Praise for Theatre of War

  • Praise for THE FOLLIES series: - -

  • Epic - Sunday Express

  • Compelling - Publishing News on WE'LL MEET AGAIN

  • An unforgettable saga of love and loss in wartime - Good Book Guide on NOW IS THE HOUR

  • Green's book is a delightful and heady mix of romantic ingredients spies, high-kicking dancers, forbidden love and friendship in the face of death. Who could ask for anything more? - Lancashire Evening Post on NOW IS THE HOUR, the first in THE FOLLIES series

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Hilary Green

Hilary Green is a trained actress and spent many years teaching drama and running a youth theatre company. She has also written scripts for the BBC Schools Radio History programmes and won the Kythira prize for a short story. Hilary now lives in the Wirrall and is a full-time writer.

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