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The Resource The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane

Label
The Spies of Shilling Lane
Title
The Spies of Shilling Lane
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ryan
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Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes a thrilling new WWII story about a village busybody—the mighty Mrs. Braithwaite—who resolves to find, and then rescue, her missing daughter Mrs. Braithwaite, self-appointed queen of her English village, finds herself dethroned, despised, and dismissed following her husband's selfish divorce petition. Never deterred, the threat of a family secret being revealed sets her hot-foot to London to find the only person she has left—her clever daughter Betty, who took work there at the first rumbles of war. But when she arrives, Betty's landlord, the timid Mr. Norris, informs her that Betty hasn't been home in days—with the chaos of the bombs, there's no telling what might have befallen her. Aghast, Mrs. Braithwaite sets her bullish determination to the task of finding her only daughter. Storming into the London Blitz, Mrs. Braithwaite drags the reluctant Mr. Norris along as an unwitting sidekick as they piece together Betty's unexpectedly chaotic life. As she is thrown into the midst of danger and death, Mrs. Braithwaite is forced to rethink her old-fashioned notions of status, class, and reputation, and to reconsider the question that's been puzzling her since her world overturned: How do you measure the success of your life? Readers will be charmed by the unforgettable Mrs. Braithwaite and her plucky, ruthless optimism, and find in The Spies of Shilling Lane a novel with surprising twists and turns, quiet humor, and a poignant examination of mothers and daughters and the secrets we keep
Summary
A follow-up to The Chilbury Ladies' Choir finds scandalous divorcée Mrs. Braithwaite traveling to World War II London in search of her missing daughter, an effort that is complicated by a difficult secret
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Character
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10781509
Cataloging source
BT
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Ryan, Jennifer
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Spies of Shilling Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525576518
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Spies of Shilling Lane
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780525576518
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
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