The Resource Crooked heart, Lissa Evans

Crooked heart, Lissa Evans

Label
Crooked heart
Title
Crooked heart
Statement of responsibility
Lissa Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Brought up to share her disdain for authority and eclectic approach to education, he has little in common with other children and even less with Vee, who hurtles impulsively from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's thrown up new opportunities for making money but what Vee needs (and what she's never had) is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up an idea. Criss-crossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all
Summary
A precocious orphan evacuee and a debt-ridden widow con artist forge an unlikely alliance to take advantage of unscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415757
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Lissa
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked heart, Lissa Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780385614337
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780385614337
Label
Crooked heart, Lissa Evans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780385614337
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780385614337

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