This lovely city / Louise Hare.

By: Hare, Louise [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 386 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780008332570; 0008332576; 9780008334550; 0008334552Subject(s): Police -- Investigation -- Fiction | Unmarried mothers -- England -- 1940-1950 -- Fiction | Immigrants -- England -- London -- Fiction | Jazz musicians -- Fiction | Jamaicans -- England -- London -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Abandoned children -- Fiction | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. Additional physical formats: ebook version: No titleDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "London, 1950. With the war over and London still rebuilding, jazz musician Lawrie Matthews has answered England’s call for labour. Arriving from Jamaica aboard the Empire Windrush, he’s rented a tiny room in south London and fallen in love with the girl next door. Playing in Soho’s jazz clubs by night and pacing the streets as a postman by day, Lawrie has poured his heart into his new home — and it’s alive with possibility. Until one morning, while crossing a misty common, he makes a terrible discovery. As the local community rallies, fingers of blame point at those who were recently welcomed with open arms. And before long, London’s newest arrivals become the prime suspects in a tragedy that threatens to tear the city apart. Immersive, poignant, and utterly compelling, Louise Hare’s debut examines the complexities of love and belonging, and teaches us that even in the face of anger and fear, there is always hope."
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"London, 1950. With the war over and London still rebuilding, jazz musician Lawrie Matthews has answered England’s call for labour. Arriving from Jamaica aboard the Empire Windrush, he’s rented a tiny room in south London and fallen in love with the girl next door. Playing in Soho’s jazz clubs by night and pacing the streets as a postman by day, Lawrie has poured his heart into his new home — and it’s alive with possibility. Until one morning, while crossing a misty common, he makes a terrible discovery. As the local community rallies, fingers of blame point at those who were recently welcomed with open arms. And before long, London’s newest arrivals become the prime suspects in a tragedy that threatens to tear the city apart. Immersive, poignant, and utterly compelling, Louise Hare’s debut examines the complexities of love and belonging, and teaches us that even in the face of anger and fear, there is always hope."

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