The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Sarah Blake's historical heart-stopper, The Postmistress, read by the actress Orlagh Cassidy.
Letters of love, telegrams of loss - the postmistress awaits them all.
The wireless crackles with news of blitzed-out London and of the war that courses through Europe, leaving destruction in its wake. Listening intently on the other side of the Atlantic, newly-wed Emma considers the fragility of her peaceful married life as America edges closer to the brink of war. As the reporter's distant voice fills the room, she sits convincing herself that the sleepy town of Franklin must be far beyond the war's reach. But the life of American journalist Frankie, whose voice seems so remote, will soon be deeply entangled with her own. With the delivery of a letter into the hands of postmistress Iris, the fates of these three women become irrevocably linked. But while it remains unopened, can Iris keep its truth at bay?
©2010 Sarah Blake (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
"A brilliant story, beautifully crafted, that touches the heart and captures the imagination" (Sunday Express)
The Postmistress approached World War 2 from a very different angle. A bit slow to start but I soon got sucked in and carried along. The writing was very atmospheric, I could feel myself in war torn London and sunny, carefree America. A good read, I am glad I persisted and would recommend The Postmistress to anyone who wants to listen to something a bit out of the ordinary.
by G Frain
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