Helen Dunmore The Lie

ISBN 13: 9780091953928

The Lie

3.49 avg rating
( 2,193 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780091953928: The Lie

Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers.

Cornwall, 1920, early spring.

A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family.

Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life.

Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more real than the quiet fields around him.

He is about to step into the unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Lie

Review:

" [A] superb, timely novel of the First World War" (John Sutherland The Times)

" Helen Dunmore ... is a poet as well as a novelist, who is c elebrated for her delicate language and acute observations. The Lie is no exception. This really is an expert novel." ( Sunday Times)

" The bar for book of the year is set sky high by this heart wrenching tale. Daniel has survived the WWI trenches, but returns to Cornwall to find his family gone and home lost. He moves in with a childhood friend, but gets caught up in a lie that has terrible consequences. Tender, touching and totally absorbing." ( Sunday Mirror)

" Never striking a false note, The Lie is one of those rare and arresting novels that make you think and feel with greater lucidity." ( Daily Telegraph)

" The Lie is a tale of memory and loss delivered with quiet aplomb by one of our classiest writers ... Dunmore captures the emotional torment of her hero with tenderness and skill." ( Mail on Sunday)

" Dunmore has brilliantly served up this past to us in a way that does not allow us to forget it" ( Spectator)

" With a shocking twist in its tail, The Lie is a novel to re-read. Written with imagination, intelligence and integrity, it is both quiet and memorable. I predict it will outshine, and outlive, many another new rendition of the war to end all wars." ( Country Life)

" An enthralling novel of love and devastating loss … Powerful storytelling." ( Good Housekeeping, Book of the Month)

"Helen Dunmore, an author who has taken time to build up a following and gradually accumulated those much-required prize nominations, knows what she needs to make a story, and how to go about finding it. The result is a moving account of a young man's emotional life, and what brutality and death can do to it ... Dunmore has done her research and expertly so." ( Scotland on Sunday)

"Dunmore writes with disarming simplicity and clarity. Read her novel in a single sitting in a quiet place." ( The Times)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Helen Dunmore
Published by Hutchinson 16/01/2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091953928 ISBN 13: 9780091953928
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson 16/01/2014, 2014. Book Condition: NEW. - Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Bookseller Inventory # 1111-9780091953928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dunmore, Helen
Published by Hutchinson
ISBN 10: 0091953928 ISBN 13: 9780091953928
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson. Book Condition: New. Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 223 x 142 x 27. Weight in Grams: 436. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KLJ0015719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Dunmore, Helen
Published by Hutchinson (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091953928 ISBN 13: 9780091953928
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson, 2014. Book Condition: New. Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 223 x 142 x 27. Weight in Grams: 436. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KLJ0015719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dunmore, Helen
Published by Hutchinson (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091953928 ISBN 13: 9780091953928
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Pearlydewdrops
(Streat, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000058489

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

HELEN DUNMORE
ISBN 10: 0091953928 ISBN 13: 9780091953928
New Quantity Available: 12
Seller
Bibliophile
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. H. Bookseller Inventory # 80400

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
3.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Helen Dunmore
Published by Hutchinson (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091953928 ISBN 13: 9780091953928
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091953928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds