Friday 10 January 2014

Book Beginnings On Fridays (Wake)

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this meme is for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.


My book beginning is Wake by Anna Hope, it's being published on 16th January by Doubleday and I was lucky enough to get a copy from Transworld, I'm really enjoying this one.


Three soldiers emerge from their barracks in Arras, northern France. A colonel, a sergeant and a private. It is somewhere close to the middle of the night and bitterly cold. The men make their way to a field ambulance parked next to the entrance gate; the colonel sits in the front with the sergeant, while the private climbs into the back. The sergeant starts up the engine, and a sleepy sentry waves them out and on to the road beyond. 




Book Blurb:

 Five Days in November, 1920:
As the body of the Unknown Soldier makes its way home from the fields of Northern France, three women are dealing with loss in their own way: Hettie, who dances for sixpence a waltz at the Hammersmith Palais; Evelyn, who toils at a job in the pensions office, and Ada, a housewife who is beset by visions of her dead son. One day a young man comes to her door. He carries with him a wartime mystery that will bind these women together and will both mend and tear their hearts.

A portrait of three intertwining lives caught at the faultline between empire and modernity, Wake captures the beginnings of a new era, and the day the mood of the nation changed for ever.




  1. This sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oops!! I left the wrong link previously.

    Here is my correct post!

  3. I read this book as well. It was good historical fiction, but a bit slow. Stop by my blog for my review.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  4. An interesting start. It sounds like a good read.


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