Beyond Summerland by Jenny Lecoat ISBN:9781761470783

Beyond Summerland by Jenny Lecoat

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‘An unforgettable tale of friendship, love, courage and survival. I loved every word of this fantastically engrossing novel. Jenny Lecoat is an author to watch!’ Bestselling author Kelly Rimmer on The Girl from the Channel IslandsJersey 1945. In the immediate aftermath of Liberation from the Nazis, Jean Parris and her family wait anxiously for news of her deported father.But now a different kind of war is unleashed – a war amongst the islanders themselves. And as Jean, now a young woman, begins to question everything, she soon discovers not only the truth about her family, but the full implication of her own deceptions.Beyond Summerland is a page-turning story of ordinary people in extraordinary times, and a tale of long-buried family secrets. It explores suspicion and prejudice, female friendship, and the fictions we cling to when we cannot afford to let them go; it is also a story of survival and the dangers of finding oneself on the wrong side of history.Praise for The Girl from the Channel Islands:‘Lecoat capably combines historical fact with the fictional narrative, and offers a cast rich with multidimensional characters. Readers will be riveted.’ Publishers Weekly‘…a compelling and beautifully written fictionalised account.’ The Daily Telegraph‘Simply and directly told, this is a gentle story of friendship, love, and moral complexity.’ Kate Forsyth[The Girl from the Channel Islands] shocks, pulls at the heartstrings, educates and inspires the reader…full of dangerous plots, troublesome situations, tests to the human spirit and character building moments, seeped in rich historical detail.’ Mrs B’s Book Reviews‘Not only readers of historical fiction (particularly those set during the war years), but also those who enjoy books with inspirational characters, will find this a most informative and enjoyable read. Readers will be left reflecting on this story long after they have read the last page.’ Blue Wolf Reviews

A riveting story of redemption and retribution in a unique wartime setting by the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Girl from the Channel Islands.

About the Author: Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, Jenny Lecoat’s parents were raised under German Occupation, and both families were involved in resistance activity. Lecoat moved to England aged 18, where following a drama degree, she spent a decade on the alternative comedy circuit as a feminist stand-up. She was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award in 1986. Jenny also wrote for newspapers and women’s magazines and presented TV and radio shows, before focusing on screenwriting from sitcom to sketch shows.
The Girl from the Channel Islands (initially published as The Viennese Girl) was her first novel and was a New York Times bestseller.

02 Jul 2024

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Paperback / softback


Historical fiction

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)



Publication Date

02 Jul 2024

Beyond Summerland by Jenny Lecoat ISBN 9781761470783

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