The Night Watch

by Sarah Waters

Little, Brown Book Group | February 3, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Night Watch is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. This is the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses in mannish clothes and wanders the streets with a restless hunger, searching . . . Helen, clever, sweet, much-loved, harbours a painful secret . . . Viv, glamour girl, is stubbornly, even foolishly loyal, to her soldier lover . . . Duncan, an apparent innocent, has had his own demons to fight during the war. Their lives, and their secrets connect in sometimes startling ways. War leads to strange alliances . . . Tender, tragic and beautifully poignant, set against the backdrop of feats of heroism both epic and ordinary, here is a novel of relationships that offers up subtle surprises and twists. The Night Watch is thrilling. A towering achievement.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 3, 2011

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0748129332

ISBN - 13: 9780748129331

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lighting up blackout-era London There's no question -- what Sarah Waters does best she has done again in Night Watch. She has a way of shining light into the crevices of England's social history -- telling stories of great historical importance, from the perspective of LGBT characters who, in their day, kept their lives dark, secret and hidden. Like Tipping the Velvet (still her best, in my opinion), Night Watch has you take up that unique POV -- this time, in wartime London, shattered by air raids, plunged into blackouts and viewable only by the small pools of light shed by an individual torch. The story is one of those that has you plug the details in as you go... important pieces of plot are served up much later than I would have liked. But it makes it a bit of mystery, and maybe it's more enjoyable for it.
Date published: 2008-07-21

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The Night Watch

by Sarah Waters

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 3, 2011

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0748129332

ISBN - 13: 9780748129331

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Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyteller. This is the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses in mannish clothes and wanders the streets with a restless hunger, searching . . . Helen, clever, sweet, much-loved, harbours a painful secret . . . Viv, glamour girl, is stubbornly, even foolishly loyal, to her soldier lover . . . Duncan, an apparent innocent, has had his own demons to fight during the war. Their lives, and their secrets connect in sometimes startling ways. War leads to strange alliances . . . Tender, tragic and beautifully poignant, set against the backdrop of feats of heroism both epic and ordinary, here is a novel of relationships that offers up subtle surprises and twists. The Night Watch is thrilling. A towering achievement.