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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir : a novel, Jennifer Ryan

Label
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir : a novel
Title
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ryan
Title variation
Chilbury Ladies Choir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead "carry on singing." Resurrecting themselves as "The Chilbury Ladies' Choir," the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives. Told through letters and journals, THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR moves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. As we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit-- a timid widow worried over her son at the front; the town beauty drawn to a rakish artist; her younger sister nursing an impossible crush and dabbling in politics she doesn't understand; a young Jewish refugee hiding secrets about her family, and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past-- we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir's collective voice reverberates in her individual life. In turns funny, charming and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel will charm and inspire, illuminating the true spirit of the women on the homefront, in a village of indomitable spirit, at the dawn of a most terrible conflict
Summary
Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10544999
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Jennifer
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Choirs (Music)
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • City and town life
  • England
Target audience
general
Label
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir : a novel, Jennifer Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • Illustration on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781101906750
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)971129457
Label
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir : a novel, Jennifer Ryan
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Map on lining papers
  • Illustration on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9781101906750
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)971129457

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