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 Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge, a thirty-six-year-old widow 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. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented 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 a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to turn a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money off 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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Lissa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked heart, Lissa Evans
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000054990443
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
417 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Crooked heart, Lissa Evans
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000054990443
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
417 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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