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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel

Jennifer Ryan
Format
Book
Description
371 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Edition
First edition
Published
New York : Crown, [2017]
ISBN
9781101906750, 1101906758
Language
English
Summary
Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front.
As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to close the choir and instead resurrect themselves as the Chilbury Ladies' Choir. There's a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.
Notes
  • Illustration on lining papers.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

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