Sunday 20 January 2019

The Blue Bench by Paul Marriner

The Blue Bench


A PREMIER Readers’ Award

The Premier Readers’ Awards are honoured to books that receive exceptional high praise from Chill Readers.

A masterfully written story of yearning and love in 1920 as a nation grieves - one soul, one person at a time. The body of the Unknown Warrior is coming home, can Britain find peace?

' important novel..'

Margate 1920. The Great War is over but Britain mourns and its spirit is not yet mended.

Edward and William have returned from the front as changed men. Together they have survived grotesque horrors and remain haunted by memories of comrades who did not come home. The summer season in Margate is a chance for them to rebuild their lives and reconcile the past.

Evelyn and Catherine are young women ready to live life to the full. Their independence has been hard won and, with little knowledge of the cost of their freedom, they are ready to face new challenges side by side.

Can they define their own future and open their hearts to the prospect of finding love? Will the summer of 1920 be a turning point for these new friends? As the body of the Unknown Warrior is returned, can the nation find a way forward?

'..a brilliant story told brilliantly..'

' is a beautiful book, expertly written, emotive and warm..'

Genre:  Historical
Approx pages:  618

The Blue Bench was read and evaluated by Chill's readers against the following...

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