The Silent War
By Victor Pemberton
Victor Pemberton is fast becoming the best-loved author of London sagas and his popularity has led to the reissue of this backlist title
Sunday Collins is less than happy with her lot in war-torn London, working in the sweaty, steamy laundry round the corner from her home in a stark Holloway council flat known as 'the buildings' where she has been brought up by May Collins, a Salvation Army Officer who found her on the Sally Army steps along with her bossy sister Louie. Sunday lives for Saturday nights, when she makes the most of her Betty Grable looks at the Athenaeum Dance Hall. But Sunday's recklessly lived life is changed dramatically when, one summer morning in 1944, the laundry receives a direct hit from one of Hitler's V-1s, and she finds she is - and it seems permanently - deaf...
Victor Pemberton is a successful radio playwright and TV producer, and has worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith, had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC`s `Dr Who` series. In recent years he has worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award.
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21 Jun 2012
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Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters — Coventry Evening Telegraph
A warm, poignant story — Plymouth Evening Herald
An evocative tale — Northern Echo
[Pemberton] knows how to please his waiting audience — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Heart-warming saga of working class life — Manchester Evening News