• An Island at War

  • By: Deborah Carr
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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An Island at War

By: Deborah Carr
Narrated by: Helen Keeley
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Publisher's Summary

A moving historical novel about the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2. This is a story of courage, resilience and everyday acts of defiance from ordinary people forced to live in an extraordinary time. 

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June 1940.

While her little sister, Rosie, is sent to the UK to keep her safe from the invading German army, Estelle Le Maistre is left behind on Jersey to help her grandmother run the family farm. When the Germans occupy the island, everything changes and Estelle and the islanders must face the reality of life under Nazi rule.

Interspersed with diary entries from Rosie back on the mainland, the novel is also inspired by real life stories from the author’s own family who were both on the island during the occupation and in London during the Blitz and is a true testament to the courage and bravery of the islanders. 

©2021 Deborah Carr (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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very good story.

I didn't know until recently that the Channel Islands were occupied during WWII. I was reading the book when Russia attacked Urchaina. The made it real to me.Very sad state of affairs.

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A Very Compelling and Constructive Read

As an historical novel, this book sheds light on the violence and oppression suffered by the Island of Jersey at the hand of the Nazis during WWII when the Channel Islands were no longer under the protection of the British. The account was made both personal and compelling by being centered around one particular family. Experiencing their hardships and challenges, the reader feels a part of the the island’s wartime history. The narration was very well done with both younger and older people being given a voice. A very compelling and instructive read.

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Loved this!!

Love historical fiction and this was a great book! Can’t wait to read more by this author.

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Brought the characters to life!

Loved the narration of this wonderful book! Helen really brought the characters & details to life. I really enjoyed listening to the story after I had previously read the book. Hoping for a sequel!!

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interesting

This book was ok. Slow in parts. Narration was average. I enjoyed the history.