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Beyond Summerland

by Jenny Lecoat


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ISBN: 9781846976537
Published: 04 Jul 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 288
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Fiction / Historical fiction
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About the Book

Jean Parris was a child when her adored father was taken away by the Nazis. As she and her mother wait anxiously for news, Jean starts to question everything around her.

Now, in the immediate aftermath of the liberation of Jersey in the summer of 1945, a different kind of war has been unleashed on the islands: one of suspicion, accusation and revenge. With the common enemy removed, the islanders now begin to see each other for who they truly are. For all the heroism and sacrifice, there were those who walked a fine line in order to survive and now find themselves accused of being on the wrong side of history. Loved ones are still missing, some never to return, and the island and its people will never be the same again.

The second novel from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lecoat.

The Author

Jenny Lecoat

Jenny Lecoat was born in the Channel Islands, where her parents were raised under German Occupation, before moving to England as a teenager where, following a drama degree, she spent a decade as a feminist stand-up. She was nominated for a prestigious Perrier Award in 1986 and has enjoyed a distinguished career as a journalist and screenwriter. A love of history and her island roots brought about her feature film Another Mother’s Son (2017), which starred Jenny Seagrove and John Hannah, as well as her first novel, The Girl from the Channel Islands.

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