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

The Wartime Book Club: the heart-warming and inspiring new novel of love, bravery and resistance

Kate Thompson

6 Reviews

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Second World War fiction

A gripping and heartwarming novel inspired by the true events of the women who joined the resistance in Jersey during the German occupation in WW2.

'An unforgettable page-turner' Gill Paul
'A book to be savoured and remembered' Gill Thompson

Jersey, 1943. Once a warm and neighbourly community, now German soldiers patrol the cobbled streets, imposing a harsh rule on the people of the island.

Grace La Mottee, the island's only librarian, is ordered to destroy books which threaten the new regime. Instead, she hides the stories away in secret. Along with her headstrong best friend, postwoman Bea Rose, she wants to fight back. So she forms the wartime book club: a lifeline, offering fearful islanders the joy and escapism of reading.

But as the occupation drags on, the women's quiet acts of bravery become more perilous - and more important - than ever before. And, when tensions turn to violence, they are forced to face the true, terrible cost of resistance . . .

Based on astonishing real events, The Wartime Book Club is a love letter to the power of books in the darkest of times - as well as a moving page-turner that brings to life the remarkable, untold story of an island at war.

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Praise for The Wartime Book Club: the heart-warming and inspiring new novel of love, bravery and resistance

  • A heartwarming story of how friendship and the written word sustain us in the toughest times. - Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library

  • A splendid warm-hearted novel - Rachel Hore

  • Gripping, emotional and uplifting - Gill Paul


  • Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this is an unforgettable page-turner

  • A book to be savoured and remembered

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Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson an award-winning journalist, ghostwriter and novelist who has spent the past two decades in the UK mass market and book publishing industry. Over the past seven years Kate has written nine fiction and non-fiction titles, three of which have made the Sunday Times top ten bestseller list. Secrets of the Homefront Girls will be her tenth book.

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