Shortlisted for the 2005 RNA Novel of the Year award, a moving and gorgeously-written book from Jojo Moyes, based on a true story.
Australia, 1946. 650 brides are departing for England to meet the men they married in wartime. But instead of the luxury liner they were expecting, they find themselves aboard an aircraft carrier, alongside a thousand men.
On the sun-baked decks, old loves and past promises become distant memories, and tensions are stretched to the limit as brides and husbands change their minds. And for Frances Mackenzie, one bride in particular, it soon becomes clear that sometimes the journey is more important than the destination.
Fascinating read . . . not only is THE SHIP OF BRIDES utterly compelling, it's educational. In a good way. - Heat
Wonderfully romantic and moving. - Daily Mail
THE SHIP OF BRIDES is a wonderful read: a tale of fate and destiny that remains utterly unsentimental. - Sunday Express
A scintillating novel of friendship, family and love - Woman & Home
Gloriously entertaining - Mirror
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One, Me Before You and After You and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over thirty-eight million copies worldwide. Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Jojo lives in Essex.