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Motherland

Motherland

‘You come from a long line of mistakes,’ Guy Caulder tells his daughter Alice. ‘My mother married the wrong man. Her mother did the same.’

At the end of a love affair, Alice journeys to Normandy to meet Guy’s mother, the grandmother she has never known. She tells her that there was one true love story in the family.

In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ATS driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry.

Mountbatten mounts a raid on the beaches at Dieppe. One of the worst disasters of the war, it sealed the fates of both Larry and Ed, and its repercussions will echo through the generations to come.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 20th December 2012

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781780876221

Reviews

'He brings all the restraint of the this era to this love triangle and a screenwriter's instinct for dialogue' Daily Express.
Daily Express
'A superbly intelligent wartime romance' Daily Mail.
Daily Mail
'This is a novel worth reading more than once' Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Elizabeth Jane Howard
'A profound and moving novel; a tender and compassionate mediation on love and God and duty and how to be good' Guardian.
Guardian
'A total triumph' Julia Gregson, author of East of the Sun.
Julia Gregson
'[Nicholson's] portrayal of the wartime disaster that was the raid on Dieppe is grippingly rendered' Observer.
Observer
'Epic novel of love and loss ... I love William Nicholson's simple, intense style. One to get lost in' Red magazine.
Red magazine
'His particular gift is to take you inside the contemporary mind, tracing out trains of thought with astonishing agility, sensitivity and honesty' Spectator.
Spectator
'Nicholson tells his ambitious story with a moving eloquence' Sunday Times.
Sunday Times