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Read an Extract Compare Prices. Crooked Heart Synopsis When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependents. Crooked Heart Reader Reviews In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Sandra Robinson - 'A great read which I absolutely loved.
Great characters and storylines. Acutely observed and full of wry humour It should be shouted from the rooftops, this is a fantastic book. Unpretentious historical fiction at its best.
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I shall definitely be looking out for Their finest hour and a Half. What Noel loses is a jewel. What he gets in its place is sheer ersatz: Vee. Noel, however, is a prodigy who thinks outside the frame. In 21st-century literature and film, the home front has become a playground for nostalgic invention and the typecasting of chirpy and quirky characters. There is something of this in Crooked Heart , which culminates in a wild saturnalian spree of plotting coincidence, as Vee and Noel chase around London under a rain of bombs.
But the comedy of Crooked Heart is interestingly diverse and unstable.