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The Postmistress is an unforgettable story of three women: their loves, their partings and the secrets they must bear, or bury . . .

The Sunday Times bestseller The Postmistress by Sarah Blake is a heart-rending and profoundly moving story of love and loss in World War II.
It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London.
In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts stories about survivors in rubble-strewn streets. But for her listeners, the war is far from home.
Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor's wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working - she counts the days until his return.
But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter - a letter she vows to deliver . . .
The Postmistress is an unforgettable story of three women: their loves, their partings and the secrets they must bear, or bury . . .
'A beautifully written, though-provoking novel that I'm telling everyone to read' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help

'A brilliant story, beautifully crafted, that touches the heart and captures the imagination' Sunday Express
'Unforgettable, heart-wrenching, captivating. A profoundly moving story of love, loss and life in war time' Sunday Independent
'Heartbreaking' Daily Express
'A World War Two blockbuster with echoes of Atonement' Red
'A moving tale that will stay with you long after the final page' Good Housekeeping
Sarah Blake lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.
%%%The Sunday Times bestseller The Postmistress by Sarah Blake is a heart-rending and profoundly moving story of love and loss in World War II.



It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London.



In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts stories about survivors in rubble-strewn streets. But for her listeners, the war is far from home.



Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor's wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working - she counts the days until his return.



But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter - a letter she vows to deliver . . .



The Postmistress is an unforgettable story of three women: their loves, their partings and the secrets they must bear, or bury . . .



'A beautifully written, though-provoking novel that I'm telling everyone to read' Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help

'A brilliant story, beautifully crafted, that touches the heart and captures the imagination' Sunday Express



'Unforgettable, heart-wrenching, captivating. A profoundly moving story of love, loss and life in war time' Sunday Independent



'Heartbreaking' Daily Express



'A World War Two blockbuster with echoes of Atonement' Red



'A moving tale that will stay with you long after the final page' Good Housekeeping



Sarah Blake lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.

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  • Paperback

    9780141046617

    February 28, 2011

    Penguin General UK

    326 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • The Postmistress
    Sarah Blake

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    9780141941820

    March 1, 2010

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    336 pages

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