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The Resource Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)

Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)

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Crooked heart : a novel
Title
Crooked heart
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lissa Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs and what she's never had is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to turn a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money off the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all..."--Provided by publisher
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Summary
A precocious orphan evacuee and a debt-ridden widow con artist forge an unlikely alliance to take advantage of unscrupulous money-making opportunities in the bombed suburbs of World War II England.
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  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
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10415757
Cataloging source
T7B
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Evans, Lissa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Widows
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BF31A63E-D5DE-400E-A9A1-DB47F4F3B801
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Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062364852
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
BF31A63E-D5DE-400E-A9A1-DB47F4F3B801
System control number
(OCoLC)914905132
Label
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BF31A63E-D5DE-400E-A9A1-DB47F4F3B801
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062364852
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
BF31A63E-D5DE-400E-A9A1-DB47F4F3B801
System control number
(OCoLC)914905132
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