London, 1944: an atmosphere of unease pervades the city as the invasion of Europe looms. Meanwhile, John Fairfax, an American paratrooper, and Robbie Cochran, a New Zealand pilot in the RAF, are swept along by the urgency of the times as they meet and fall in love with two rather unexpected girls. Across the Channel, Walter Raus, an officer in the Waffen SS, prepares for the coming storm while his wife Inge, a devoted nurse, faces death at every turn thanks to the relentless Allied bombing. Things may look uncertain now, but one thing is for sure: by the time D-Day comes, all three of these men's lives will be changed forever…
Audiobook of the Month
The Last Kings of Sark - Rosa Rankin-Gee
The Last Kings of Sark is the stunning debut novel from promising young writer Rosa Rankin-Gee who was the 2011 Paris Literary prize-winner.
Jude is 21 when she flies to the island of Sark to tutor rich local boy Pip for the summer. Pip is awkward and his mother is unsettling, but at least there's Sofi, the family's holiday cook. When Pip's father goes away on holiday, science lessons are discarded and summer really begins. Soon something surprising brings the three together, but those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever.