Last Hope Island
Score: 4.5
From 58 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author: Lynne Olson
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 35991418 Bytes


A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France.     As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young ...

Escape to the French Farmhouse
Score: 4.5
From 16 Ratings

Escape to the French Farmhouse


  • Author: Jo Thomas
  • Release Date : 2020-05-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 2470400 Bytes


'You smell the lavender, you feel the sun on your face, this book is pure joy!' Katie Fforde'Uplifting and full of warmth, this novel is the next best thing to jetting off to France on a relaxing break away.' My Weekly Can Del find her recipe for happiness? Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they’re packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she suddenly realises exactly what will make her happier…a new life in France – without Ollie. Now alone, all Del has is a crumbling farmhouse, a mortgage to pay and a few lavender plants. What on earth is she going to do? After discovering an old recipe ...

Last Hope Island
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997361


Last Hope Island Book Description :

A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “...

Last Hope Island
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925307986


Last Hope Island Book Description :

An engrossing account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler. When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations — Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland — who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self- appointed representative of free France. As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as ‘Last Hope Island’. In this epic, character-driven narrative, acclaimed historian and...

Last Hope Island
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Last Hope Island


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812987164


Last Hope Island Book Description :

"When the Nazi Blitzkrieg subjugated Europe in World War II, London became the safe haven for the leaders of seven occupied countries--France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Poland--who fled there to avoid imprisonment and set up governments in exile to commandeer their resistance efforts. The lone hold-out against Hitler's offensive, Britain became a beacon of hope to the rest of Europe, as prominent European leaders like French general Charles De Gaulle, Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, and King Haakon of Norway competed for Winston Churchill's attention while trying to rule their embattled countries from the precarious safety of 'Last Hope Island'"--Provided by publisher....

Those Angry Days
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Those Angry Days


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400069743


Those Angry Days Book Description :

Traces the crisis period leading up to America's entry in World War II, describing the nation's polarized interventionist and isolation factions as represented by the government, in the press and on the streets, in an account that explores the forefront roles of British-supporter President Roosevelt and isolationist Charles Lindbergh. (This book was previously featured in Forecast.)...

Citizens of London
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

Citizens of London


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385669382


Citizens of London Book Description :

While justly acclaimed as the closest, most successful military partnership in history, the "special relationship" forged between the United States and Britain during World War II was anything but the inevitable alliance it appears to be in hindsight. As the countries of Western Europe fell one by one to Hitler, and Britain alone resisted him, aid from the U.S. was late, expensive, and reluctantly granted by an isolationist government that abhorred the idea of another world war. Citizens of London is the behind-the-scenes story of the slow, difficult growth of the Anglo-American wartime alliance, told from the perspective of three key Americans in London who played vital roles in creating it and making it work. In her close-focus, character-driven na...

Madame Fourcade s Secret War

Madame Fourcade s Secret War


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812994766


Madame Fourcade s Secret War Book Description :

The little-known true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island.In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast Resistance organization--the only woman to hold such a role. Brave, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her country's conservative, patriarchal society, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade was temperamentally made for the job. Her group's name was Alliance, but the Gestapo dubbed it Noah's Ark because its agents used the names of animals as their aliases. The name Marie-Madeleine chose for h...

A Question of Honor
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

A Question of Honor


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307424501


A Question of Honor Book Description :

A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any othe...

Troublesome Young Men
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Troublesome Young Men


  • Author : Lynne Olson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-04-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0374531331


Troublesome Young Men Book Description :

Describes how, in 1940, a group of rebellious Tory members of Parliament defied the appeasement policies of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to force his resignation and bring to power Winston Churchill....

An American Uprising in Second World War England

An American Uprising in Second World War England


  • Author : Kate Werran
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Release Date : 2020-07-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526759559


An American Uprising in Second World War England Book Description :

This is the incredible story of a Second World War shoot-out between black and white American soldiers in a quiet Cornish town that ended up putting the ‘special relationship’ itself on trial. The subsequent court martial into what tabloids labelled a ‘wild west’ mutiny became front page news in Great Britain and the USA. Three thousand miles across the Atlantic, it mirrored and bolstered a fast-accelerating civil rights movement. At home it caused Churchill himself ‘grave anxiety’ while refracting an extraordinary truth about the real state of Anglo-American relations. For three long days the story raged before the turbulent war-torn world moved on and forgot forever amid ever-escalating D-Day preparations. This account of a shocking dra...

Hope Island

Hope Island


  • Author : Tim Major
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789092097


Hope Island Book Description :

A gripping supernatural mystery for fans of John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos from the author of Snakeskins. Workaholic TV news producer Nina Scaife is determined to fight for her daughter, Laurie, after her partner Rob walks out on her. She takes Laurie to visit Rob's parents on the beautiful but remote Hope Island, to prove to her that they are still a family. But Rob's parents are wary of Nina, and the islanders are acting strangely. And as Nina struggles to reconnect with Laurie, the silent island children begin to lure her daughter away. Meanwhile, Nina tries to resist the scoop as she is drawn to a local artists' commune, the recently unearthed archaeological site on their land, and the dead body on the beach......