The Last Train to London
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Last Train to London


  • Author : Meg Waite Clayton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062946966


The Last Train to London Book Description :

National bestseller A Historical Novels Review Editors' Choice A Jewish Book Award Finalist The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. In 1936, the Nazi are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna’s streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan’s best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Hel...

The Last Train to London
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Last Train to London


  • Author : Meg Waite Clayton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062994745


The Last Train to London Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Exiles conjures her best novel yet, a pre-World War II-era story with the emotional resonance of Orphan Train and All the Light We Cannot See, centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. In 1936, the Nazi are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna’s streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan’s best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two ado...

The Last Train to London
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Last Train to London


  • Author : Meg Waite Clayton
  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Release Date : 2020-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1643585517


The Last Train to London Book Description :

In 1936, the Nazis are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and a budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna's streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan's best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents' carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis take control....

Beautiful Exiles
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Beautiful Exiles


  • Author : Meg Waite Clayton
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1503949273


Beautiful Exiles Book Description :

From New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton comes a riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century. Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship--forged over writing, talk, and family dinners--flourishes into something undeniable in Madrid while they're covering the Spanish Civil War. Martha reveres him. The very married Hemingway is taken with Martha--her beauty, her ambition, and her fearless spirit. And as Hemingway tells her, the most powerful love stories are always set against the fury of war. The risks are so ...

Last Train from Liguria
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Last Train from Liguria


  • Author : Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848873070


Last Train from Liguria Book Description :

A sweeping tale of consequences spanning the 1930s to the 1990s, moving between fascist Italy and modern Ireland In 1933, Bella Stuart leaves her quiet London life to move to Italy to tutor the child of a beautiful Jewish heiress and an elderly Italian aristocrat. Living at the family’s summer home, Bella's reserve softens as she comes to love her young charge, and find friendship with Maestro Edward, his enigmatic music teacher. But as the decade draws to an end and fascism tightens its grip on Europe, the fact that Alec is Jewish places his life in grave danger. Bella and Edward take the boy on a terrifying train journey out of Italy—one they have no reason to believe any of them will survive....

The London Train
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

The London Train


  • Author : Tessa Hadley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-01-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407086514


The London Train Book Description :

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Late in the Day, discover a story of two lives stretched between two cities, two stories bound by the London train. Paul sets out in search of his eldest daughter Pia, who has gone missing somewhere in London. At first he thinks he wants to rescue her, but as time passes he is drawn deeper into the excitements of the capital, and a life lived in jeopardy, he forgets his own way home. In the opposite direction, Cora is moving back to Cardiff, to the house she inherited from her parents. She is escaping her marriage and the disappointments of her London life. And then she receives a telephone call to say that her husband has disappeared... ‘She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which ...

The Last Train to Key West
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Last Train to Key West


  • Author : Chanel Cleeton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451490896


The Last Train to Key West Book Description :

One of Bustle’s Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020 “The perfect riveting summer read!”—BookBub “Cleeton's beach reads are often lit by the sun of places like Florida and Cuba, and her latest doesn't disappoint.”—OprahMag.com In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys. For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape. After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged ma...

A Train in Winter
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Train in Winter


  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307366672


A Train in Winter Book Description :

“How can you do this work if you have a child?” asked her mother. “It is because I have a child that I do it,” replied Cecile. “This is not a world I wish her to grow up in.” On January 24, 1943, 230 women were placed in four cattle trucks on a train in Compiegne, in northeastern France, and the doors bolted shut for the journey to Auschwitz. They were members of the French Resistance, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, women who before the war had been doctors, farmers’ wives, secretaries, biochemists, schoolgirls. With immense courage they had taken up arms against a brutal occupying force; now their friendship would give them strength as they experienced unimaginable horrors. Only forty-nine of the Convoi des 31000 would r...

Night Train to Lisbon
Score: 3.5
From 48 Ratings

Night Train to Lisbon


  • Author : Pascal Mercier
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2008-10-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1555849237


Night Train to Lisbon Book Description :

The bestselling novel of love and sacrifice under fascist rule, and “a treat for the mind. One of the best books I have read in a long time” (Isabel Allende). Raimund Gregorius, a professor of dead languages at a Swiss secondary school, lives a life governed by routine. Then, an enigmatic Portuguese woman stirs his interest in an obscure, and mind-expanding book of philosophy that opens the possibility of changing Raimund’s existence. That same night, he takes the train to Lisbon to research the book’s phantom author, Amadeu de Prado, a renowned physician whose principles led him to confront Salazar’s dictatorship. Raimund, now obsessed with unlocking the mystery behind the man, is determined to meet all those on whom Prado left an indelibl...

Last Train to Hilversum

Last Train to Hilversum


  • Author : Charlie Connelly
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408889985


Last Train to Hilversum Book Description :

Despite the all-pervading influence of television ninety per cent of people in Britain still listen to the radio, clocking up over a billion hours of listening between us every week. It's a background to all our lives: we wake up to our clock radios, we have the radio on in the kitchen as we make the tea, it's on at our workplaces and in our cars. From Listen With Mother to the illicit thrill of tuning into pirate stations like Radio Caroline; from receiving a musical education from John Peel or having our imagination unlocked by Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; from school-free summers played out against a soundtrack of Radio One and Test Match Special to more grown-up soundtracks of the Today programme on Radio 4 and the solemn,...