The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101906750
1101906758
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ryan Jennifer 02/2017
Characteristics: 371 pages :,illustration ;,25 cm

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JCLKariE Dec 05, 2017

December 2018

Judy - said she enjoyed this quite a lot. It's a pleasant, uplifting read.


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cknightkc
Dec 10, 2017

For fans of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY is THE CHILBURY LADIES’ CHOIR. Set during the early days of WWII in a quiet English village in Kent it tells the home-front efforts of 5 memorable choir members: a middle-aged widow, 2 teenage daughters of a local aristocrat, a young Jewish refugee, and a scheming midwife. Their various stories intertwine and are told via letters and diary/journal entries. Author Jennifer Ryan stays true to each character’s voice throughout the book, and though some plot twists may be telegraphed well in advance, it’s still a charming and thoroughly satisfying read.

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ctkvlk
Aug 11, 2017

A great setting in WWII England with a wide variety of viewpoints. Of course there has to be some sexual intrigue, but some of it has a happy ending. A fun and satisfying read.

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abookandacuppa
Mar 15, 2017

What an excellent book!!! Set in a small English village during WWII, this book depicts the lives of the ladies' choir and other acquaintances through journals and letters.

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cknightkc
Dec 10, 2017

“Perhaps there is something good that had come from this war: everything has been turned around, all the unfairness made grimly plain. It has given us everyday women a voice - dared us to stand up for ourselves, and to stand up for others. We have less to lose in this world of chaos and death, after all.”

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cknightkc
Dec 10, 2017

“If we don't think about our death until we die, how can we decide how we want to live?”

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