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  • An Island at War

  • By: Deborah Carr
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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An Island at War

By: Deborah Carr
Narrated by: Helen Keeley
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Summary

A moving historical novel inspired by the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2. This is a story of courage, resilience and everyday acts of defiance from ordinary people forced to live in an extraordinary time. 

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June 1940. 

While her little sister, Rosie, is sent to the UK to keep her safe from the invading German army, Estelle Le Maistre is left behind on Jersey to help her grandmother run the family farm. When the Germans occupy the island, everything changes and Estelle and the islanders must face the reality of life under Nazi rule.

Interspersed with diary entries from Rosie back on the mainland, the novel is also inspired by real life stories from the author’s own family who were both on the island during the occupation and in London during the Blitz and is a true testament to the courage and bravery of the islanders.

©2021 Deborah Carr (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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It was a good story it showed more the good side of life on the island.

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I loved this book so much; I couldn’t stop listening. Wondering, heartwarming and touching story.

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Interesting to know just how hard it must have been for Jersey during the occupation Cant quite understand why Britain didn't just chase them back it was incredibly close but basically this was a love story It was pleasant Narration was just OK excitable in places enjoyed the Grandma's character more found the female to be reckless and silly