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Motherland - A Novel

William Nicholson

From an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, an epic novel of love and loss and the long shadows war leaves behind. Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Both men go off to war, and Ed wins the highest military honor for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don't make the best husbands. Motherland follows Kitty, Ed, and Larry from wartime England and the brutally tragic Dieppe raid to Nazi-occupied France, India after the war, and Jamaica before independence. Against this ever-changing backdrop—as they witness history being made and participate in the smaller dramas of romance, friendship, and parenthood—these three friends make choices that will determine the challenges and triumphs of their lives. But the insistent current running through all they experience is the unacknowledged tension of the love triangle that binds them together and must somehow be resolved. Written by an award-winning screenwriter whose novels have earned extraordinary critical praise, Motherland is a compelling, page-turning narrative brimming with stunning war scenes, pageantry, politics, and questions about faith and art, as well as quiet, intimate moments of passion, doubt, and longing. Above all, it is a great love story about three people struggling to find happiness and meaning amid war and its aftermath.

From an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, an epic novel of love and loss and the long shadows war leaves behind. Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Both men go off to war, and Ed wins the highest military honor for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don't make the best husbands. Motherland follows Kitty, Ed, and Larry from wartime England and the brutally tragic Dieppe raid to Nazi-occupied France, India after the war, and Jamaica before independence. Against this ever-changing backdrop—as they witness history being made and participate in the smaller dramas of romance, friendship, and parenthood—these three friends make choices that will determine the challenges and triumphs of their lives. But the insistent current running through all they experience is the unacknowledged tension of the love triangle that binds them together and must somehow be resolved. Written by an award-winning screenwriter whose novels have earned extraordinary critical praise, Motherland is a compelling, page-turning narrative brimming with stunning war scenes, pageantry, politics, and questions about faith and art, as well as quiet, intimate moments of passion, doubt, and longing. Above all, it is a great love story about three people struggling to find happiness and meaning amid war and its aftermath.
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From an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, an epic novel of love and loss and the long shadows war leaves behind. Summer, 1942. Kitty, an army driver stationed in Sussex, meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Both men go off to war, and Ed wins the highest military honor for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don't make the best husbands. Motherland follows Kitty, Ed, and Larry from wartime England and the brutally tragic Dieppe raid to Nazi-occupied France, India after the war, and Jamaica before independence. Against this ever-changing backdrop—as they witness history being made and participate in the smaller dramas of romance, friendship, and parenthood—these three friends make choices that will determine the challenges and triumphs of their lives. But the insistent current running through all they experience is the unacknowledged tension of the love triangle that binds them together and must somehow be resolved. Written by an award-winning screenwriter whose novels have earned extraordinary critical praise, Motherland is a compelling, page-turning narrative brimming with stunning war scenes, pageantry, politics, and questions about faith and art, as well as quiet, intimate moments of passion, doubt, and longing. Above all, it is a great love story about three people struggling to find happiness and meaning amid war and its aftermath.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gabrielle Glaister

Length:

16h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

27:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

20:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

19:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

28:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

19:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:53