'This funny, heart-warming and beautifully crafted novel is a must-read.' Daily Mail
'A beautifully written, minutely observed and researched, evocative and very funny tale.' Guardian
Now a major film starring Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy
In a man's world, it's up to Catrin Cole to lift the spirits of a nation...
It's 1940. In a small advertising agency in Soho, Catrin writes snappy lines for Vida Elastic and So-Bee-Fee gravy browning. But the country is in peril, all skills are transferable and there's a place in the war effort for those who have a knack with words.
Catrin is conscripted into the world of propaganda films. After a short spell promoting the joy of swedes for the Ministry of Food, she finds herself writing dialogue alongside scriptwriter Tom Buckley, for a heart-warming but not-quite-true story of rescue and romance on the beaches of Dunkirk.
And as bombs start to fall on London, she discovers that there's just as much drama, comedy and love behind the scenes as there is in front of the camera . . .
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Lissa Evans' new book V For Victory is OUT NOW
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’ve not laughed along with a book this hard in quite a while. Lissa Evans takes us back to 1940, where slogan writer Catrin Cole is tasked with writing a film to help boost British morale during World War II. Thus begins the most arduous, farcical, and hilarious film production of all time, starring a cast of ludicrous and deeply likeable thesps. It’s not all throwaway gags, of course—Evans’ attention to detail means we’re also provided an affecting study of how the most deadly of conflicts affected so many lives in so many ways.