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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529135664
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Acts of Love and War




An exciting and heart-breaking story about a young English woman during the Spanish Civil War and a love that transcends the horror of war.

The novel starts with Lucy in love with two brothers (Jamie and Tom), one who goes to fight for the Republican side in the Civil War, and the other who joins Franco and fights for his Fascist party. Against her father's wishes Lucy travels to Spain to join both men, and there becomes involved with the Quakers who were instrumental in saving the lives of countless women and children in this most savage of wars. For Lucy herself, the challenge going forward is not so much which brother she will end up with, but whether she will survive long enough to decide.

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529135664
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the authors

Da Chen

Da Chen is also the author of Colours of the Mountain and China's Son. An accomplished flautist and brush calligrapher, he lives with his wife and two children in New York's Hudson Valley.

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