A Perfect Stranger
A gripping saga of love, war and temptation
By Victor Pemberton
In A Perfect Stranger, Victor Pemberton writes a moving and evocative wartime saga of love and the obstacles that threaten to stand in its way.
War changes everything and everyone, but can love survive?
Victor Pemberton writes an evocative saga in A Perfect Stranger, a story that explores the difficult decisions facing women in wartime London. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Sheila Newberry.
'Perfect holiday reading for nostalgia fans' - East Anglian Daily Times
For young couples like Ruth Madiewsky and Tom Phillips, the advent of the Second World War changes everything. So, when Tom proposes to Ruth during seven days leave, despite being only twenty, Ruth says yes. After all, who knows if they'll ever see each other again? But, after Tom goes back to the front, Ruth doesn't hear from him again. Is he missing, presumed dead? Or, even worse, has he just forgotten about her? Ruth is forced to get on with her life and finds herself enjoying attention from another. It is this temptation which threatens to alter Ruth's life forever, and, when, the war is finally over, she will find the battle for her own personal freedom and safety has just begun...
What readers are saying about A Perfect Stranger:
'Really enjoyed this story, a bit different [and] really true to life'
'Well written, takes you back in time [and] good characters'
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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24 May 2012
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Praise for Victor Pemberton: Perfect holiday reading for nostalgia fans — East Anglian Daily Times
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