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Lissa Evans

Author of Small Change for Stuart

13+ Works 1,937 Members 115 Reviews

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Includes the names: Lissa Evans, Lissa Evans

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Works by Lissa Evans

Small Change for Stuart (2012) 518 copies
Crooked Heart (2014) 517 copies
Old Baggage (2018) 271 copies
Their Finest Hour and a Half (2009) 233 copies
Big Change for Stuart (2012) 146 copies
V for Victory (2020) 84 copies
Wed Wabbit (2017) 83 copies
Spencer's List (2002) 44 copies
Odd One Out (2004) 27 copies
Wished (2022) 2 copies
The Kumars At No. 42 — Director — 1 copy

Associated Works

Their Finest [2016 film] (2016) — Original novel — 37 copies
Father Ted: The Definitive Collection (2007) — Producer. — 33 copies

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This is the third in the Noel Bostock series. I've read the two previous books, but it has been such a long time since I read them, this could certainly be read as a stand - alone novel. It's a heartwarming and engaging tale. The story takes place in 1944 London during the Blitz. Noel's " aunt" Vee is getting making do by running a lodging home known as Green Shutters. A group on interesting characters lodge there, and in exchange for tutoring Noel part- time , they pay a slightly reduced fee. Mr Jepsen works as a reporter for the North London Press, and teaches 14 year old Noel Latin, Dr. Parry-Jones tutors in Science, Mr Reddish teaches Math, and Mrs Appleby mixes her French tutoring in with more personal lessons about the heart. ARP Winnie Crowther is a senior Warden at Warden Post 9, where she and her colleagues deal with the aftermath of the bombings. All of these memorable people combine to create a fascinating story.

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vancouverdeb | 5 other reviews | May 26, 2023 |
Decent to read but characterization and plot were a bit superficial.
 
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LisaBergin | 28 other reviews | Apr 12, 2023 |
I loved this sweet novel. An unlikely alliance of a young evacuee during WWII in England winds up with a single mom struggling during war with a useless son and a house bound mother who writes letters to Churchill. Vee is a wonderful character , shady but cares deeply for her family. As it says on the jacket “ Alone she is a disaster, with Noel she is a team. “ They have all kinds of bad luck , poor schemes and unfortunate timing including being caught out during an air raid attack . Vee and Noel are quite irresistible characters ! Loved this book.… (more)
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Works
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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