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The Brass Dolphin


Description for THE BRASS DOLPHIN by Joanna Trollope writing as Caroline Harvey:

Lila Cunningham, motherless since babyhood, was almost twenty-one when her familiar life in a small town on the Suffolk coast came abruptly to an end. It was 1938, and she learned with a shock that her endearing but feckless artist father faced financial disaster. With the loss of their home imminent, they had no option but to except an offer of a house in Malta, and on that hot and exotic island, in the magnificent but crumbling Villa Zonda, Lila at last glimpsed the kind of life of which she had always dreamed.

But war was looming, and Malta became the focus of Hitler's attention while Lila became the focus of attention of three very different young men. As bombing devastated the island Lila, along with the other inhabitants, learned to live with privation and fear, and also to discover which dreams are really worth pursuing.

During World War II, Lila as nurse awaits the return of her love, a British soldier of noble birth. But will he marry a woman below his rank? Meanwhile, a native Maltese teacher pines for her.

This is the unabridged version and is performed by Virginia Leishman. It is approximately 11.75 hours in length.


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Condition: Used - Good, Library discard, so usual marking on inside and outside. Inside is very good. The case is really worn.
ISBN: 9780788748998
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 2000

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 September, 2015.

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