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  • By: Kate Thompson
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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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.

From enchanting cliff tops and white sandy bays to the pretty cobbled streets of St Helier, Jersey is known as the land of milk and honey. But for best friends Bea Rose (the local postwoman) and Grace Le Motte (who works in the island's only library) it becomes the frontline to everyday resistance when their beloved island is occupied by German forces in 1940.

Inspired by astonishing true events, THE WARTIME BOOK CLUB is an unforgettable story of everyday bravery and resistance, full of romance, drama and camaraderie and a tribute to the joy of reading and the power of books in our darkest hour.

©2024 Kate Thompson (P)2024 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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The characters were fabulous

This is a wonderful story of hope prevailing through the tragedy of war. Beautiful characters and well researched. I really want to visit the library 😊

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Narration for this book was absolutely terrible
That was not enough variation between voices to make the story well understood.

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Such a great performance I felt like I was listing to a movie

A fantastic historical fiction. Based on the wartime period of 1943-1945, each chapter switches between the perspectives of Grace and Bea, two best friends who live through the German occupation of the Channel Islands.
Grace, a librarian and overly cautious but extremely kind person, and Bea the spirited, cheeky and most daring of the two go through their day to day activities, each partaking in their own little resistance against the German riechstag in an attempt to help others and potentially save lives. This fictional heartwarming story, interwoven with true stories of heroic actions partaken by some truly remarkable people are what make this well written story feel so vividly real.

The performance by Irene Church was especially impressive. Her ability to switch between characters, with wildly varying accents and energies to match are what added to the performance to make this audio book really enjoyable.

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FANTASTIC

Narration, storyline and characters all tied together perfectly. Loved the way all the people of Jersey stuck together giving a real sense of community. A terrific read, thank you 😊

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