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The Resource The ship of brides : a novel, Jojo Moyes

The ship of brides : a novel, Jojo Moyes

Label
The ship of brides : a novel
Title
The ship of brides
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jojo Moyes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures. 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England-aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined despite the Navy's ironclad sanctions. And for Frances Mackenzie, the complicated young woman whose past comes back to haunt her far from home, the journey will change her life in ways she never could have predicted - forever"--
Summary
Moyes presents a different take on the war bride novel, telling the story of four Australian women who must travel to their husbands in England at the end of World War II. It is a difficult journey under the best circumstances, but for the 650 brides making the trip, it is almost unbearable. These four are among the last of the brides to be shipped out on a fully staffed Navy aircraft carrier. A sweeping, multilayered book with honest voices that holds the reader’s attention through the voyage from the bride’s homeland of Australia to the shores of their new home in the UK. -- Ilene Lefkowitz for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10359134
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The ship of brides : a novel, Jojo Moyes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company, 2005" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780143126478
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014007440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871192069
  • (OCoLC)871192069
  • 335146
Label
The ship of brides : a novel, Jojo Moyes
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company, 2005" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 446 pages
Isbn
9780143126478
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014007440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871192069
  • (OCoLC)871192069
  • 335146

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