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It’s late 1944. Hitler’s rockets are slamming down on London with vicious regularity, and it’s the coldest winter in living memory. Allied victory is on its way, but it’s bloody well dragging its feet. 

In a large house next to Hampstead Heath, Vee Sedge is just about scraping by, with a herd of lodgers to feed and her young charge Noel (almost 15) to clothe and educate. When she witnesses a road accident and finds herself in court, the repercussions are both unexpectedly marvellous and potentially disastrous – disastrous because Vee is not actually the person she’s pretending to be, and neither is Noel. 

The end of the war won’t just mean peace, but discovery.... 

With caustic wit and artful storytelling, Lissa Evans elegantly summons a time when the world could finally hope to emerge from the chaos of war. As sharply comic as Old Baggage and emotionally poignant as Crooked Heart, V For Victory once again shows Lissa Evans to be one of our most brilliant and subtle writers.

©2020 Lissa Evans (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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a wonderful series

loved this book which can certainly stand alone, but read the series, it's charming and beautifully written.

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Brilliant

Loved this book, the time flew by listening to it and it was over too soon. Really loved Winnie’s character and would have liked more about her. I went back and listened to Old Baggage which is another gem, it’s not really necessary to read them in order and doesn’t really feel like a conventional series but the ending does explain Noel’s situation a little bit. Great book, hope there is more.

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Quirky and very enjoyable

I read the first two of the trilogy, this is the first I have heard on audible. Quirky, interesting, and very well narrated.

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entertaining and easy listen

I loved previous books in the series and this one did not disappoint either. great characters that are easy to like and get immersed with their story. Must admit wasn't too keen on the narrator to start with but got used to it at the end. nice bit of escapism with a happy ending to boot.