Wednesday, 14 August 2019

WISHLIST WEDNESDAY - SUMMERLAND BY LUCY ADLINGTON

THE BOOK I LIKE THE LOOK/SOUND 
OF READING THIS WEEK IS BY AN AUTHOR
I HAVE READ AND LOVED BEFORE
AS SOON AS I READ THE BLURB IT WENT ON MY WISHLIST!
TITLE: Summerland
AUTHOR: Lucy Adlington
PUBLISHER: Hot Key Books
RELEASE DATE: 5th September 2019

BLURB from GOODREADS

Brigid is one of a group of child refugees being escorted to England by the Red Cross in October 1946. She is a serious, silent figure, with worn clothes and shoes and a small cardboard suitcase containing all her belongings. On arrival at Waterloo station however, Brigid breaks from the group and runs . . .


Brigid has a secret which she has buried deep inside her. She also has an ulterior motive: she needs to find a place called Summerland Hall where she hopes she will find the one person left alive who is deeply important to her.

An extraordinary tale, with some events inspired by history, that encompasses truth, tolerance, racism and forgiveness.





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The book I have previously read books by this author and felt incredibly moved by her book The Red Ribbon, here's the link to my review  & a little reminder below about the book.


Title: The Red Ribbon
Author: Lucy Adlington
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Teens & YA
Publisher: Hot Key Books, Bonnier Zaffre
Release Date: 21st September 2017

BLURB from Goodreads

Rose, Ella, Marta and Carla. In another life we might have all been friends together. But this was Birchwood.


As fourteen-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no ordinary clients. Ella has joined the seamstresses of Birkenau-Auschwitz.

Every dress she makes could be the difference between life and death. And this place is all about survival.

Ella seeks refuge from this reality, and from haunting memories, in her work and in the world of fashion and fabrics. She is faced with painful decisions about how far she is prepared to go to survive.

Is her love of clothes and creativity nothing more than collaboration with her captors, or is it a means of staying alive?

Will she fight for herself alone, or will she trust the importance of an ever-deepening friendship with Rose?

One thing weaves through the colours of couture gowns and camp mud - a red ribbon, given to Ella as a symbol of hope.


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