Goodnight from London: A Novel
London in 1940 is far from safe, but it is a hotbed of news. Young staff writer Ruby Sutton is sent from her American-based weekly news magazine to the embattled city to send back glimpses of life in Britain and to write for a British weekly news magazine.
Over the course of the war Ruby’s entire life changes. Shortly after Ruby arrives in London with little more than a suitcase and a fresh start, the Blitz will claim all her worldly possessions. But the war will give her resolve, confidence, and friends who become family.
Told through snapshots of the war itself, Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson pulls the reader through the Blitz, the American entrance into the war, D-Day, and on to V-E Day. As a journalist, Ruby’s writings give the reader a different perspective of the trials of World War II as she crosses paths with everyday people and even the First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt. But as the uncertainty of war surrounds Ruby and her friends, she will also be forced to face personal tragedy and danger. Inspired by the author’s grandmother, Ms. Robson invites the reader to explore World War II from a new perspective.
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|Page Count||400 pages|
|Publisher||William Morrow Paperbacks|
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