The Resource Their finest : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)

Their finest : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)

Label
Their finest : a novel
Title
Their finest
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lissa Evans
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart comes another "smart, funny, ingenious, revealing tale of London life during the Second World War" (The Independent)—longlisted for the Orange Prize upon its original publication in England.It is 1940. France has fallen, and only a narrow strip of sea lies between Great Britain and invasion. The war could go either way and everyone must do their bit. Young copy writer Catrin Cole is drafted into the Ministry of Information to help "write women" into propaganda films—something that the men aren't very good at.She is quickly seconded to the Ministry's latest endeavor: a heart-warming tale of bravery and rescue at Dunkirk. It's all completely fabricated, of course, but what does that matter when the nation's morale is at stake? Since call-up has stripped the industry of its brightest and best, it is the callow, the jaded and the utterly unsuitable who must make up the numbers: Ambrose Hilliard, third most popular British film-star of 1924; Edith Beadmore, Madame Tussauds wardrobe assistant turned costumier; and Arthur Frith, whose peacetime job as a catering manager has not really prepared him for his sudden, unexpected elevation to Special Military Advisor.Now in a serious world, in a nation under siege, they must all swallow their mutual distaste, ill-will, and mistrust to unite for the common good, for King and Country, and—in one case—for better or worse...."Evans displays a fine eye for detail and for the absurdities involved in filming. She also brilliantly evokes the disruption and dangers of wartime London. This funny, heart-warming and beautifully crafted novel is a must-read."—Daily Mail (London)
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
Label
Their finest : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002581135
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062414915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CE3CEA0F-33D7-4745-AC89-F63F03AEA99F
System control number
(CaAE) ODN0002581135

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