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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781472280008

Price: £24.99

ON SALE: 1st October 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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A gripping, moving story of loss, friendship, the need to belong, inspired by real events, of two orphaned girls and the woman who becomes a surrogate mother to them, only to be separated in the most heart-wrenching way.

Two orphaned girls become found family amidst the horrors of WWII in a gripping and heart-wrenching tale of friendship, loss and survival against the odds which sweeps the reader across wartime Europe to Budapest from the mountains of Scotland.

Inspired by true events and perfect for readers of The Nightingale and The Midwife of Auschwitz, from the author of The Child on Platform One and The Lighthouse Sisters.

Listeners LOVE Gill Thompson’s moving and heart-wrenching novels:

‘The characters and their moving stories will haunt you long after you finish the last page’ Shirley Dickson
‘A warm-hearted tale of love, loss and indefatigable human spirit’ Kathryn Hughes
‘A heartrending story’ Jane Corry
‘A mother’s loss and a son’s courage . . . A heartrending story that spans the world’ Diney Costeloe

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A great read . . . beautiful and evocative . . . an intelligent, thrilling novel, and one which will stay with me for a long time
Louise Morrish, author of Operation Moonlight
This is a story of amazing courage. Beautifully written, moving and page-turning . . . an extraordinary novel that has stayed with me long after I turned the final page
Carol McGrath, author of The Silken Rose
A different aspect of the Second World War to any I've read before . . . I found it equally fascinating and shocking, but was transfixed from the first to the last page and I can't recommend it highly enough. A story that was both heartbreaking and compelling, yet ultimately uplifting. I loved it
Deborah Carr, author of The Poppy Field
A powerful, poignant story of survival
Kate Hewitt