V FOR VICTORY
‘V for Victory’ is the final book in a loose trilogy, though it can be read as a stand-alone. The first two books of the trilogy, ‘Crooked Heart’ and ‘Old Baggage’ can be read in either order.
‘‘V for Victory’ is written by an absolute master and the characters are superb….Funny, moving and utterly life-enhancing.’ DAILY MAIL
‘As always, the delight of reading Evans comes from the way in which the mundane and the magical collide…. V for Victory is a book to be treasured and returned to again and again.’ THE INDEPENDENT.
‘I laughed, I cried, I could not put it down. Superb conclusion to a stunning trilogy about war and freedom, love and trust.’ AMANDA CRAIG
It’s late 1944. Hitler’s rockets are slamming down on London with vicious regularity and it’s the coldest winter in memory; Allied victory may be on its way, but it’s bloody well dragging its feet.
In a large house next to Hampstead Heath, Vee Sedge is just about scraping by, with a herd of lodgers to feed, and her young charge Noel (almost fifteen) to clothe and educate. When Vee witnesses a fatal road accident, however, and finds herself in court, she makes a new acquaintance and the repercussions are both unexpectedly marvellous and potentially disastrous – disastrous because Vee is not actually the person she’s pretending to be, and neither is Noel, and both are in danger of discovery.
The end of the war might mean peace for some but for others it’s the beginning of a whole new set of troubles….
‘From Vee and Noel to the most incidental civilians, her characters are given a pathos and vitality that made me laugh aloud….A delightful novel.’ THE SPECTATOR
‘This book is complete heaven, read solo or with its predecessors. Lissa Evans writes characters that are so vividly alive that they feel like old friends. A gorgeous, word-perfect, deeply pleasurable novel to lose yourself in’ INDIA KNIGHT
‘‘V for Victory’ is an absolute balm for the soul, its characters felt so real…and Evans’ writing is effortless’ RED MAGAZINE