Goodnight From London

Goodnight From London

A Novel

eBook - 2017 | First edition.
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In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062389848
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (365, 25 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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This book doesn't try to be a gritty or historically accurate recounting of London during the Second World War. It excels because it focuses on the heart of its American protagonist and her journey to find love and maybe even a home in London in the midst of war. A light read dusted with romance,... Read More »


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becker
Jan 24, 2018

A very enjoyable read. Gently told history with a bit of romance.

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Zoelexi777
Dec 30, 2017

This was a wonderful story of a woman trying to make a name for herself as a journalist during WWII.

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bibliomum
Oct 13, 2017

An excellent read for anyone that is a fan of WWII historical fiction.

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Debbr2
Jun 19, 2017

Wonderful story, I loved it!

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firebird770
Jun 15, 2017

Excellent read. Could not put it down and was moved by the tenacity of the British people during the Blitz. Strong main character. Very much like the writer of this novel.

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sallyblyth
Jun 12, 2017

Pretty romantic story set in London during the Blitz and after. Highly predictable, simple characters, sentimental story. Had a hard time finishing as I kept falling asleep.

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Dsavoiardo
Jun 12, 2017

I truly loved this 4th book of Jennifer Robson. She truly is a celebrated and accomplished writer who is well versed in her research on period pieces. I love how once again she brought in real life characters - in this case Eleanor Roosevelt to give us a personal 'human' glimpse of the First Lady during War Time! Also relished when she brought in Sam Howard towards the end of the novel as well as reference Dr. Robert Fraser in another Chapter! I truly got lost (once again) in her book and loved the ending.

Can't wait for her next book...what era will she choose is a complete guess to me ...perhaps she will focus on the children of her last book or previously novels.

D.Savoiardo

CatherineG_1 May 21, 2017

Robson wrote a book loosely based on her own grandmother, a female reporter during the Second World War. Ruby, the main character endured many hardships as an American reporter living through the war in London. Robson lets the reader know the main character realized that she was very fortunate and her life was not that of a typical bombed out Londoner. The research was excellent and made the story very interesting.
A quick page turner!

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