Letter from a Stranger

A Novel

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Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466802987

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Letter from a Stranger Barbara Bradford Justine Nolan is a documentary filmmaker who lost her cherished grandmother a decade ago—the only source of love and comfort in her life. Her own mother, Deborah, has always been distant, focusing on her career as an interior designer. But when Justine inadvertently opens a letter addressed to her mother, she discovers that not only is her grandmother alive, but that Deborah has deliberately distanced her from the family for all these years. Justine's search for her grandmother takes her to Istanbul, where she begins to uncover secrets that stretch all the way back to World War II. As layers of deception peel away, Justine begins to understand a woman she never really knew...and she begins to ask questions about the true desires of her own heart.

Letter from a Stranger

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Author: Louise Roberts

Publisher: Luminosity Publishing

ISBN: 1910397903

Category: Fiction

Page: 57

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A letter from a stranger is meant to boost the morale of front-line troops. For one soldier romance blissfully awaits… At the outbreak of the Second World War, in Britain, women were encouraged to write letters to the men on the front line. For Jean White this would lead to a friendship with Bill Brooks, an anti-aircraft gunner with the Royal Artillery serving on the south coast of England at the height of the Blitz. As German aircraft drop their deadly payloads over London and devastate most of southern England, the relationship between Jean and Bill blossoms. Through their correspondence, at first and then when they finally meet. It’s as though the world has stood still. A quiet weekend away from London strengthens their bond and romance blissfully flourishes. As the war intensifies and Bill’s impending departure to foreign shores looms ever closer their future together seems insecure, until a few days before his departure when Bill proposes marriage. Will Jean accept the proposal or will doubt keep them apart?

Romance in War

Letter from a Stranger and Codename: Amour

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Author: Louise Roberts

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781720753193

Category:

Page: 238

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A collection of two books from the Romance in War series by Louise Roberts. Both set during the Second World War. Letter from a Stranger A letter from a stranger is meant to boost the morale of front-line troops. For one soldier romance blissfully awaits... At the outbreak of the Second World War, in Britain, women were encouraged to write letters to the men on the front line. For Jean White, this would lead to a friendship with Bill Brooks, an anti-aircraft gunner with the Royal Artillery serving on the south coast of England at the height of the Blitz... Codename: Amour Will "Hibou" be able to concentrate on the most important mission, or will his love for Simone lead to a moment's carelessness that could be their undoing? On a dark night in July 1944, Special Operations Executive agent, Simone rows ashore from a submarine at the small fishing town of Golfe-Juan on the Côte d'Azur. She meets the Resistance Leader code name "Hibou" with whom she had a romantic affair during a mission in northern France several months previously. Once again, they engage in subterfuge operations against the German forces in the lead up to the Allied landings, codenamed Operation Dragoon, scheduled for the following month... PUBLISHER NOTE: M/F Historical Romance book combo, with a total of 61,000 words.

One Hundred Letters From Hugh Trevor-Roper

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Author: Richard Davenport-Hines,Adam Sisman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191008206

Category: History

Page: 480

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The one hundred letters brought together for this book illustrate the range of Hugh Trevor-Roper's life and preoccupations: as an historian, a controversialist, a public intellectual, an adept in academic intrigues, a lover of literature, a traveller, a countryman. They depict a life of rich diversity; a mind of intellectual sparkle and eager curiosity; a character that relished the comédie humaine, and the absurdities, crotchets, and vanities of his contemporaries. The playful irony of Trevor-Roper's correspondence places him in a literary tradition stretching back to such great letter-writers as Madame de Sévigné and Horace Walpole. Though he generally shunned emotional self-exposure in correspondence as in company, his letters to the woman who became his wife reveal the surprising intensity and the raw depths of his feelings. Trevor-Roper was one of the most gifted scholars of his generation, and one of the most famous dons of his day. While still a young man, he made his name with his bestseller The Last Days of Hitler, and became notorious for his acerbic assaults on other historians. In his prime, Trevor-Roper appeared to have everything: a grey Bentley, a prestigious chair in Oxford, a beautiful country house, a wife with a title, and, eventually, a title of his own. But he failed to write the 'big book' expected of him, and tainted his reputation when in old age he erroneously authenticated the forged Hitler diaries. For an academic, Trevor-Roper's interests were extraordinarily wide, bringing him into contact with such diverse individuals as George Orwell and Margaret Thatcher, Albert Speer and Kim Philby, Katharine Hepburn and Rupert Murdoch. The tragicomedy of his tenure as Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, provided an appropriate finale to a career packed with incident. Trevor-Roper's letters to Bernard Berenson, published as Letters from Oxford in 2006, gave pleasure to a wide variety of readers. This more general selection of his correspondence has been long anticipated, and will delight anyone who values wit, erudition, and clear prose.

Hey Stranger! Letters from an All-American Loudmouth

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Author: Kevin Craig

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595367917

Category: Humor

Page: 156

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Move over Bill O'Reilly! Watch out Rush! Run for the hills Michael Moore! America has a new loudmouth and his name is Kevin Craig. Letters From an All-American Loudmouth is a collection of hilarious, many times controversial, and occasionally inspiring letters from the mind of a working-class stiff. Laugh out loud when you read letters like "Foot in Mouth Disease," and "Sometimes I Just Have to Laugh at Myself" when Kevin tells you about some of his most awkward moments. Hold onto your seat when he unloads on subjects like gun control, prayer in school, and evolution. No punches are pulled, and no holds are barred, when televangelists and spoiled celebrities fall victim to his off beat humor and searing sarcasm in "Kenny the Miracle Kid," and the appropriately titled "Spoiled Celebrities." Get marriage advice in "Happily Divorced," and dating advice in "Blind Dates and Nearly Blind Dates." Be inspired when you read about "Mark's Bike Ride," and have hope when you read "A Place Where Death is Dead." From the completely ridiculous, to the drop dead serious there's a little something for everyone in this book! So sit down, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.