Sunday, September 12

Vote for War on the Margins! - The People's Book Prize

Back in May, I had the opportunity to review Libby Cone's book, War on the Margins, here's the book's summary for those who might have missed the review. As well as a link to my review of the book.

France has fallen to the Nazis.Britain is undr siege. As BBC bulletins grow bleak, residents of Jersey abandon their homes in their thousands. When the Germans take over; Marlene Zimmer; a shy clerk at the Aliens Office, must register her friends and neighbours as jews while concealing her own heritage, until eventually she is forced to flee. Layers of extraordinary history unfold as we chart Marlene's transformation from unassuming office worker to achieve Resistance member under the protection of artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, who manage to find poetry in the midst of hardship and unimaginable danger.

Drawn from authentic World War II documents, broadcasts and private letters, War on the Margins tells the unforgettable story of the deepening horror of the Nazi regime in Jersey and the exceptional bravery of those who sought to subvert it.

This novel has recently been nominated for the People's Book Prize - (Autumn). The People's Book Prize is a national competition aimed at discovering talented authors with no panel of judges except (taken from the People's Book Prize website, for more details visit the site here.) I have voted, and want to take the time to ask others who have read the book to vote, if you haven't read the book, go read it. It was a wonderful book, and I've been told the paperback edition comes out September 16. If you would like to vote for the book, follow the link here. You do need to register to vote, but if you are able, please vote.


1 comment:

  1. I have never even heard of the People's Book Prize, but you've inspired me to check out the site and maybe give one of the contenders a try. Thanks for the information on this!