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    I was a little sceptical regarding this book, having read other books based around a chocolate theme I was worried this might be a ‘poor cousin’, however I was pleasantly surprised and it proved to be an enjoyable and unique read.

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    A fictional story based around real events in WW2, this novel brings together three apparent strangers whose lives are suddenly entwined together through circumstance.


    Tristian, a young 9 year old boy, who moves to the village of Oradour Sur Glane in unoccupied France with his family from the horrors of war torn Paris.


    Sabastian: a young Jewish banker, who falls in love with Isabelle despite their families protestations of a relationship with mixed religious beliefs at such a time.


    Adaline: A mute woman, who is being cared for in a convent long after the war. Regardless of medical attempts to help her find her voice, she seems to be lost in the horrors of her memories.

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    Peter Rees has taken diaries and letters and used them to build a picture of some of most unrecognised of history's contributors, the Australian and New Zealand nurses (the Anzac girls) of World War One. It really is a shame it has taken this long to recognise the graft and sacrifice of these women and girls, who boarded ships, some with no idea where they were headed to support ' their boys'.

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    This novel was written by an experienced American author, with twelve novels and eight collections of short stories to his name.

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    Augusta Price is a washed-up TV star who starts the novel kicked out of rehab- yet again- for sneaking pills and booze. She doesn't even know the name of the nurse who has been tending her for the week. Augusta is enjoying a minor return to the headlines because of her recently released memoir, and she hopes to capitalise on its success to re-launch her career. However, the memoir is a sham. Her memories, unreliable due to countless blackouts and benders, are edited and embellished past any resemblance of what she thinks might be the truth. Augusta has no guilt over this, asserting that a story is only important for its entertainment value, and Augusta is nothing if not entertaining.

    She has a chance encounter with the other main character, a young writer named Frances. Frances has fled her parents’ affluent lifestyle in California to strike out on her own in London and writes for a magazine. Right after Frances interviews Augusta, the magazine is bought out. Frances loses her job and her fledging hopes of something more with her boss, an unlikely object of anyone’s affections but for some reason, the focus of Frances’s romantic aspirations.

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