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The Metal Heart

The beautiful and atmospheric story of freedom and love that will grip your heart

Caroline Lea

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  • The Metal Heart: A Novel of Love and Valor in World War II

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PRE-ORDER THIS BEAUTIFULLY COMPELLING WARTIME STORY OF FREEDOM AND LOVE

'A powerful Second World War love story . . . Lea writes beautifully of island life and love, and the sacrifices that both demand' THE TIMES

The sky is clear, star-stamped and silvered by the waxing gibbous moon.
No planes have flown over the islands tonight; no bombs have fallen for over a year.
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Orkney, 1940.

Five hundred Italian prisoners-of-war arrive to fortify these remote and windswept islands.

Resentful islanders are fearful of the enemy in their midst, but not orphaned twin sisters Dorothy and Constance. Already outcasts, they volunteer to nurse all prisoners who are injured or fall sick.

Soon Dorothy befriends Cesare, an artist swept up by the machine of war and almost broken by the horrors he has witnessed. She is entranced by his plan to build an Italian chapel from war scrap and sea debris, and something beautiful begins to blossom.

But Con, scarred from a betrayal in her past, is afraid for her sister; she knows that people are not always what they seem.

Soon, trust frays between the islanders and outsiders, and between the sisters - their hearts torn by rival claims of duty and desire.

A storm is coming . . .

In the tradition of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Metal Heart is a hauntingly rich Second World War love story about courage, freedom and the essence of what makes us human during the darkest of times.
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'A tense, passionate and deeply atmospheric novel . . . Caroline's beautiful transported me entirely to another time and land' Susan Fletcher

'A beautiful, heart-breaking tale of grief, love and the bond between sisters' Louise Hare

'Atmospheric, heart-wrenching, evocative' Gytha Lodge

Praise for Caroline Lea:

'Enthralling' Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars and The Foundling

'Fantastic' The Times

'Memorable and compelling' Sarah Moss, author of The Times Book of the Year Ghost Wall

'Intensely written and atmospheric' Daily Mail

'Gripped me in a cold fist. Beautiful' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

'Brilliant' Daily Express

Caroline Lea grew up in Jersey and gained a First in English Literature and Creative Writing from Warwick University, where she now teaches writing. Her fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and
The Glass Woman was shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown.

Produktdetails

Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 400
Erscheinungsdatum 29.04.2021
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-241-42330-1
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B) 22.2/13.8 cm
Gewicht 514 g

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