The Girl from the Channel Islands: A WWII Novel (Original)

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Graydon House
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
Jenny Lecoat was born in the Channel Islands where, only sixteen years earlier, Nazis had deported members of her family to concentration camps for resistance activities. Following an early career in stand-up comedy and writing features for magazines and newspapers, she became a screenwriter. Her feature film Another Mother's Son, about her family's experiences during the Occupation, was released in the UK in 2017. The Girl from the Channel Islands is her first novel.
THE GIRL FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS is an unforgettable tale of friendship, love, courage and survival. I loved every word of this fantastically engrossing novel. Jenny Lecoat is an author to watch!--New York Times bestselling author Kelly Rimmer

"A riveting story of survival against all odds, told by a masterful storyteller who also happens to be a fresh new voice in the genre. I absolutely loved The Girl From the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat and recommend it highly, not just to fans of historical fiction, but to lovers of good books everywhere." - Karen Robards, NYT bestselling author of The Black Swan of Paris

"A harrowing tale of a young woman using her wits, courage, and an unlikely relationship to stay alive on a Nazi occupied island. Lecoat weaves a story of strength and bravery from the first exciting scene to its satisfying conclusion." --Bestselling author Noelle Salazar

"The Girl from the Channel Islands springs to life with cinematic clarity. With the story's every dramatic turn, Lecoat raises profound questions about our understanding of trust, friend, and foe."--Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife

"A captivating story of trust and betrayal, courage, survival and forbidden love."--Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

"An evocative and emotive telling of the starkness of war in a stunning landscape." --USA TODAY bestselling author Mandy Robotham

"The Girl from the Channel Islands" sends a timely message of hope and underscores the incredible importance of embracing forgiveness and inclusivity."--Christian Science Monitor

"Lecoat capably combines historical fact with the fictional narrative, and offers a cast rich with multidimensional characters. Readers will be riveted."--Publishers Weekly

"An important contribution to historical fiction."--New York Journal of Books

"Lecoat's debut is based on true events, which will make readers even more curious about the backstory and motivations of Hedy, Kurt, and the somewhat enigmatic Dorothea. The unique Channel Island setting may intrigue readers of WWII-set women's fiction."--Booklist

"A riveting debut that reveals a rarely reported WWII story." -Toronto Star

"A vividly evoked story of love surviving, even triumphing, over oppression."--Sunday Times

"Jenny Lecoat has used unexpected tell the compelling true story of a small group of friends trying to survive in difficult and often dangerous situations...a well-written story that many would enjoy."--The Winnipeg Free Press

"This gripping tale of forbidden love and survival will leave you breathless" - Sunday Post

"Thrilling and deeply moving."--Jersey Festival of Words

"A strong story of a small island in the battle of WWII with characters you root for and a love story that makes you happy."--Red Carpet Crash