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What Was Rescued

(2017)
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In the autumn of 1940, four children meet on a train. Behind them is London, under heavy aerial attack; ahead of them is a ship bound for the safe shores of Canada. Arthur has promised his mother not to let his little brother, Philip, out of his sight. Pippa and Dora are on their own: polar opposites, brought together by the adventure of a lifetime. But disaster strikes mid-Atlantic, and in the chaos one of the children makes a choice that will determine the course of their lives forever.

As the years pass and the survivors become adults - forging their futures and falling in love - they are still haunted by the events of that night at sea. It's not just what was lost that darkens their lives: what was rescued casts a long shadow, too. One of them has a terrible secret that they thought sank with the ship. But a secret is just a truth waiting to be revealed, and this secret could shatter everything.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonderful novel: beautifully written and a real page-turner." - Katie Fforde

"A cat’s cradle of a read, where truth and lies, love and deception twist and interweave. It is about cause and effect; of how seeds, planted in childhood trauma, branch out unexpectedly in adulthood as Bailey’s characters try to differentiate between love and desire, jealousy and betrayal." - Jamila Gavin

"A deeply poignant tale, thoroughly well told by an author who writes in prose that feels as if it’s dancing on air." - Nikki Owen

"From its tragic opening, based on true wartime events, Jane Bailey has woven a vivid emotional tale of terrible loss and thwarted love." - Kate Riordan


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Author(s): Jane Bailey
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