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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 23 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Little Aunt Crane by Geling Yan
    Little Aunt Crane - by Geling Yan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099569633 | ISBN 10: 0099569639

    In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
    Where My Heart Used to Beat - by Sebastian Faulks

    £20.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780091936839 | ISBN 10: 0091936837

    On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life.   His host, and antagonist, is ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Death
    The Death's Head Chess Club - by John Donoghue

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782393139 | ISBN 10: 1782393137

    Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?  In 1962, Emil Clément comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clément, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare
    The Fall of the Stone City - by Ismail Kadare

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857860125 | ISBN 10: 0857860127

    Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.   In September 1943, Nazi troops advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokastër, Albania. The very next day, the Germans vanish without a trace. As the townsfolk wonder if they might have dre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The German Boy by Tricia Wastvedt
    The German Boy - by Tricia Wastvedt

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780670919437 | ISBN 10: 0670919438

    In 1947, Elisabeth Mander's German nephew comes to stay: Stefan Landau, her dead sister's teenage son, whom she hates and loves before she's even set eyes on him.  Orphaned by the war and traumatised by the last, vicious battles of the Hitl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shadowstory by Jennifer Johnston
    Shadowstory - by Jennifer Johnston

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780755383498 | ISBN 10: 0755383494

    A compelling novel of complicated love, from one of Ireland's greatest living writers.  It is the Second World War, and tragedy strikes many families in Ireland. But it is also a thrilling time in which to be a child and Polly, spending month ... more

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  • Cover image of book All That I Am by Anna Funder
    All That I Am - by Anna Funder

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780670920426 | ISBN 10: 0670920428

    When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they flee the country. Dora, passionate and fearless; her lover, the grea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lucky Bunny by Jill Dawson
    Lucky Bunny - by Jill Dawson

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780340935682 | ISBN 10: 0340935685

    'Crime's a man's business. So they say. Who was that small figure then, slender enough to trot along the moonlit track, swift and low, virtually invisible? Who was it that covered the green signal with a glove to stop the train, while the two others ... more

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  • Cover image of book 22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
    22 Britannia Road - by Amanda Hodgkinson

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141399676 | ISBN 10: 0141399678

    War changes us all, and sometimes we no longer recognise ourselves...   'Housekeeper or housewife?' the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight-year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - by Jamie Ford

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780749010720 | ISBN 10: 074901072x

    1986, The Panama Hotel.   The old Seattle landmark has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made a startling discovery in the basement: personal belongings stored away by Japanese families sent to interment camps during W ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Picture Book by Jo Baker
    The Picture Book - by Jo Baker

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846273827 | ISBN 10: 184627382x

    Set against the rolling backdrop of a century of British history from WWI to the 'War on Terror', this is an intimate family portrait captured in snapshots.   First there is William, the factory lad who loses his life in Gallipoli, then his s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Report by Jessica Francis Kane
    The Report - by Jessica Francis Kane

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846272806 | ISBN 10: 1846272807

    It is an early spring evening in 1943 when the air-raid sirens wail out over the East End of London.   From every corner of Bethnal Green, people emerge from pubs, cinemas and houses and set off for the shelter of the tube station. But at the ... more

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  • Cover image of book From the Land of the Moon by Milena Agus, translated by Ann Goldstein
    From the Land of the Moon - by Milena Agus, translated by Ann Goldstein

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781609450014 | ISBN 10: 1609450019

    An young unnamed woman reflects the life of her grandmother, a bewitching and eccentric figure whose abiding search for love spans much of the twentieth century.   In 1943, as American bombs fall on the city of Cagliari, the young woman’s gra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amy
    Amy's Diary - by Maureen Lee

    £1.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781409137382 | ISBN 10: 1409137384

    Set during the Second World War in Liverpool, this is a brand new Maureen Lee - written specially for the World Book Day Quick Reads promotion.  On 3rd September 1939, Amy Browning decided to start writing a diary. It was a momentous day ... more

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  • Cover image of book All the Nice Girls by Joan Bakewell
    All the Nice Girls - by Joan Bakewell

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844085316 | ISBN 10: 1844085317

    It is 1942 and the war is not going well. As part of the war effort the Ashworth Grammar School for Girls signs up for the Merchant Navy's Ship Adoption Scheme.  The headmistress, the lovely, essentially serious Cynthia Maitland, who lost her lover i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    Shanghai Girls - by Lisa See

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408801123 | ISBN 10: 1408801124

    Two sisters, a world at war and one life-changing secret.  Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different – Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cowards by Josef Skvorecky
    The Cowards - by Josef Skvorecky

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141047676 | ISBN 10: 0141047674

    The Cowards (1958) is Josef Skvorecky's blackly comic tale of post-war politics that was immediately banned on publication.  In 1945, in Kostelec, Danny is playing saxophone for the best jazz band in Czechoslovakia. Their trumpeter has just ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jew Must Die: A novel based on a true story by Jacques Chessex
    A Jew Must Die: A novel based on a true story - by Jacques Chessex

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781904738510 | ISBN 10: 1904738516

    On April 16, 1942, a few days before Hitler’s birthday, a handful of Swiss Nazis in Payerne lure Arthur Bloch, a Jewish cattle merchant, into a stable and kill him with an iron bar. Europe is in flames, but this is Switzerland, and Payerne, a rural m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peace by Richard Bausch
    Peace - by Richard Bausch

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848870857 | ISBN 10: 184887085x

    Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. Dismal icy rain falls, unabated, for days.   Three American soldiers set out on the gruelling ascent of a perilous Italian mountainside in the murky closing days of World War II. Haunted by the col ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
    The Glass Room - by Simon Mawer

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349121321 | ISBN 10: 034912132x

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009.  Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room.   High on a Czechos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
    Confessions of a Mask - by Yukio Mishima

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780720612851 | ISBN 10: 0720612853

    This autobiographical novel, regarded as Mishima’s finest book, is the haunting story of a Japanese boy’s development toward a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War.   Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood thro ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank by Ellen Feldman
    The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank - by Ellen Feldman

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780330440004 | ISBN 10: 0330440004

    Imagine if the boy in hiding with Anne Frank had survived the war... On 16 February 1944, Peter, Anne Frank's closest confidant in the Secret Annex, declared that if he got out alive he would reinvent himself entirely; no one would ever know who ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
    The Dark Room - by Rachel Seiffert

    £9.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780099287179 | ISBN 10: 009928717x

    The Dark Room tells the stories of three ordinary Germans : Helmut, a young photographer in Berlin in the 1930s who uses his craft to express his patriotic fervour; Lore, a twelve-year-old girl who in 1945 guides her young siblings across a devastate ... more

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