Ship of Brides

by Jojo Moyes

Hodder | June 9, 2005 | Trade Paperback

Ship of Brides is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
A year or so after the end of WWII, when PoWs are being returned to their homelands, so are all the women who got married or engaged to servicemen during the war being sent to join their loved ones after months, if not years, of separation. This is the story of a collection of women who travelled from Australia and the Far East back to the UK: what they got up to during the steamy, claustrophobic six week voyage, and what happened to them afterwards.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: June 9, 2005

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0340830107

ISBN - 13: 9780340830109

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Novel has a Unique Perspective When Jojo Moyes wrote this book she wrote it from the view point of women living after World War 2. I think that this is group of people whose experiences in the War are significantly overlooked. Women contributed in many ways to the war effort in all Allied countries. The main characters in this novel are four young women from very different backgrounds. One is a farm girl, one is a nurse, one has just left school and the last one was a debutante in her hometown. The story focuses on the views and experiences of these four women as they are forced to share a room on the ship Victoria which is bound from Australia to England. The only thing the warbrides have in common at the beginning is that they are making an extrordinatry journey together, and in doing so are leaving behind everything they ever knew to start a new life with their husbands. I like that in the end those few weeks they shared on board were in a way much more important then what the characters left behind them or what they were heading to.
Date published: 2006-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An inciteful read into a by gone era I truly enjoyed this book. A good summer read. About a ship of brides on their journey to their husbands after ww2. I never really thought about the journeys women made to be with their loved ones. This gave me an insight and understanding to that era. Well written and easily read despite the cast of many characters. Kudos to Jojo Moyes for an exceptional writting style.
Date published: 2006-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chick lit with history All the books by Jojo Moyes that I have read truly capture you with the spirit of the characters, and this book is no different. Each character in this book has flaws that make them real, and you feel that you too are just a passenger watching the story unfold as you read. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who loves history - it is a story that many people can ask their grandmothers and mothers about.
Date published: 2006-05-31

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Ship of Brides

by Jojo Moyes

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: June 9, 2005

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0340830107

ISBN - 13: 9780340830109

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A year or so after the end of WWII, when PoWs are being returned to their homelands, so are all the women who got married or engaged to servicemen during the war being sent to join their loved ones after months, if not years, of separation. This is the story of a collection of women who travelled from Australia and the Far East back to the UK: what they got up to during the steamy, claustrophobic six week voyage, and what happened to them afterwards.

About the Author

Jojo Moyes was born 1969 in London, England. She studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 she won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, London. She subsequently worked for The Independent for the next 10 years in various roles, becoming Assistant News Editor in 1988. In 2002 she became the newspaper's Arts and Media Correspondent. She became a full-time novelist in 2002, when her first book Sheltering Rain was published. Moyes is one of only a few authors to have won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Novel of the Year Award twice. She first won the award in 2004 for Foreign Fruit and in 2011 for The Last Letter From Your Lover. She also made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 for her title Me Before You.
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