The Resource The spies of Shilling Lane : a novel, Jennifer Ryan

The spies of Shilling Lane : a novel, Jennifer Ryan

Label
The spies of Shilling Lane : a novel
Title
The spies of Shilling Lane
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mrs. Braithwaite, self-appointed queen of her English village, finds herself dethroned, despised, and dismissed following her husband's selfish divorce petition. Never deterred, the threat of a family secret being revealed sets her hot-foot to London to find the only person she has left, her clever daughter Betty, who took work there at the first rumbles of war. But when she arrives, Betty's landlord, the timid Mr. Norris, informs her that Betty hasn't been home in days with the chaos of the bombs, there's no telling what might have befallen her. Aghast, Mrs. Braithwaite sets her bullish determination to the task of finding her only daughter. Storming into the London Blitz, Mrs. Braithwaite drags the reluctant Mr. Norris along as an unwitting sidekick as they piece together Betty's unexpectedly chaotic life. As she is thrown into the midst of danger and death, Mrs. Braithwaite is forced to rethink her old-fashioned notions of status, class, and reputation, and to reconsider the question that's been puzzling her since her world overturned: How do you measure the success of your life?
Summary
A follow-up to The Chilbury Ladies' Choir finds scandalous divorcée Mrs. Braithwaite traveling to World War II London in search of her missing daughter, an effort that is complicated by a difficult secret
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781509
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Jennifer
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Family secrets
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The spies of Shilling Lane : a novel, Jennifer Ryan
Instantiates
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.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780525576495
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The spies of Shilling Lane : a novel, Jennifer Ryan
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.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780525576495
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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