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The Resource Chilbury ladies' choir

Chilbury ladies' choir

Label
Chilbury ladies' choir
Title
Chilbury ladies' choir
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ryan
Title variation
Chilbury Ladies Choir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most!" As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead "carry on singing." Resurrecting themselves as "The Chilbury Ladies' Choir," the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves, and the community, as the war tears through their lives. Told through letters and journals, THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR moves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. As we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit-- a timid widow worried over her son at the front; the town beauty drawn to a rakish artist; her younger sister nursing an impossible crush and dabbling in politics she doesn't underst' a young Jewish refugee hiding secrets about her family, and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past-- we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir's collective voice reverberates in her individual life. In turns funny, charming and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel will charm and inspire, illuminating the true spirit of the women on the homefront, in a village of indomitable spirit, at the dawn of a most terrible conflict
Summary
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
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10544999
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Jennifer
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Choirs (Music)
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Chilbury ladies' choir
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949913292
Isbn
9781101906750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949913292
Label
Chilbury ladies' choir
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949913292
Isbn
9781101906750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949913292

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