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Their Finest

(2017)
A novel by

 
From the author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart comes another "smart, funny, ingenious, revealing tale of London life during the Second World War" (The Independent) - longlisted for the Orange Prize upon its original publication in England.

It is 1940. France has fallen, and only a narrow strip of sea lies between Great Britain and invasion. The war could go either way and everyone must do their bit. Young copy writer Catrin Cole is drafted into the Ministry of Information to help "write women" into propaganda films - something that the men aren't very good at.

She is quickly seconded to the Ministry's latest endeavor: a heart-warming tale of bravery and rescue at Dunkirk. It's all completely fabricated, of course, but what does that matter when the nation's morale is at stake? Since call-up has stripped the industry of its brightest and best, it is the callow, the jaded, and the utterly unsuitable who must make up the numbers: Ambrose Hilliard, third most popular British film star of 1924; Edith Beadmore, Madame Tussauds wardrobe assistant turned costumier; and Arthur Frith, whose peacetime job as a catering manager has not really prepared him for his sudden, unexpected elevation to Special Military Advisor.

Now in a serious world, in a nation under siege, they must all swallow their mutual distaste, ill-will, and mistrust to unite for the common good, for King and Country, and - in one case - for better or worse.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Their Finest
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-78416-261-2 / 978-1-78416-261-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: Their Finest
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-4708-5620-4 / 978-1-4708-5620-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: Their Finest
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-4708-5622-0 / 978-1-4708-5622-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
Title: Their Finest: Library Edition
Author(s): Lissa Evans
ISBN: 1-4708-5621-2 / 978-1-4708-5621-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
Title: Their Finest: A Novel
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Their Finest
Author(s): Lissa Evans
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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