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The Wind Off the Sea

(2003)
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It is 1947, the worst winter in England since records began, and even the sea is frozen. For the women living in the little fishing port of Bexham, the chronic lack of everything from fuel to food has left them reeling.

When Waldo Astley drives through thick Sussex snow into the village in his large American Buick, it is to find Bexham filled not just with grumbling residents, but with frustrated wives and mothers, forced back behind their stoves after the joy of the victory for which they fought so hard on the home front. Government directives have ensured that the returning men resumed the jobs their women managed so brilliantly through the gruelling years of war.

But Waldo is no ordinary character, and while he has come to Bexham on a personal mission, his effect on all the residents is as warming as the electricity of which there is still such a shortage. For Judy, whose marriage to Walter has been badly affected by long years of separation; for Rusty, whose miscarriage has been mind-shattering; for Mathilda, whose single motherhood has put her eligibility in jeopardy, and for Meggie, still not recovered from her alter ego as a secret agent. No matter what the age or circumstances of the person, Waldo Astley is not just a breath of fresh air -- but the wind off the sea.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wind Off the Sea: A Novel of the Women Who Prevailed After WWII
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
ISBN: 0-312-32695-5 / 978-0-312-32695-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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April 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: The Wind Off the Sea (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
ISBN: 0-7540-1913-6 / 978-0-7540-1913-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Wind Off The Sea: The Bexham Trilogy Book 2
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
ISBN: 0-385-60285-5 / 978-0-385-60285-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Wind Off the Sea
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
ISBN: 0-7540-9275-5 / 978-0-7540-9275-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Wind Off the Sea
Author(s): CHARLOTTE BINGHAM
ISBN: 0-553-81398-6 / 978-0-553-81398-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BANTAM
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Audio Editions

January 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Wind Off the Sea
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
ISBN: 0-7531-4133-7 / 978-0-7531-4133-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Wind Off the Sea
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
ISBN: 0-7531-1793-2 / 978-0-7531-1793-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Wind off the Sea: A Novel of the Women Who Prevailed After World War II
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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December 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Wind Off The Sea: The Bexham Trilogy Book 2
Author(s): Charlotte Bingham
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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