By Helen Carey
LAVENDER highway is the 1st novel in Helen Carey’s best-selling moment global struggle sequence. beginning in September 1939, this compelling novel creates a wealthy tapestry of lifestyles which depicts in all its bright element the tale of London at War.
Sure to attract fanatics of 'Downton Abbey' and 'Call the Midwife', the characters of LAVENDER street variety from wealthy to negative, younger to previous, and their entwined lives shape the foundation of this attractive tale as they stand up to the onset of hostilities.
Lavender highway boasts a customary English pub, rows of terraced operating type houses, and overlooking Clapham universal on the best finish of the line, sizeable homes, one owned by way of the neighborhood brewer Greville Rutherford and the opposite by way of the glamorous Mrs D’Arcy Billière.
For the fewer prosperous, the outbreak of conflict ability a fight to maintain nutrients at the kinfolk desk. Rationing and shortages develop into daily difficulties. Theatres shut, young ones are despatched away, careers are interrupted, and as males burst off to struggle, relationships are positioned stressed. yet with dogged British resilience and gritty humour the population of Lavender street take Winston Churchill’s phrases to middle and upward push to the celebration, even via early defeats in France and the following rigours of the Dunkirk evacuation.
As the bombing ultimately starts every person within the street fears that their braveness could be established, and that the warfare will switch their lives, might be for ever …
‘A glowing little bit of wartime storytelling.’ London night Standard.
'Written with a lightness of contact, an emotional integrity and an historic accuracy which has introduced her admire from critics and readers alike.' Louis de Bernières
‘Unputdownable! Helen Carey’s characters are so actual that they survive with you past the web page. hot, vigorous and enriching. Storytelling at its best.’ Western Telegraph
'Superb London wartime saga. Will hold you turning pages lengthy into the night.' Natalie Meg Evans
'Captures the ambience of existence in London within the moment international war.' Amazon overview
‘Simply the simplest writer I’ve ever read!’ Amazon review
'What a superb storyteller. interpreting this tale was once an unforgettable pleasure.’ Amazon review