Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday 56: The Last Telegram by Liz Trenow

 Welcome to this week's Friday 56 - this Friday 56 comes from Liz Trenow's The Last Telegram which comes out in April.

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader/
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Freda's Voice at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's my Friday 56 from The Last Telegram:
"Name's a bit ironic on a day like today, don't you think?  I'm Leo Samuels.  They call me duty manager, though that's just a posh title for chief muggins."
The blurb:
Decades ago, as Nazi planes dominated the sky, the eighteen-year-old Lily Verner made a terrible mistake.  She's tried for years to forget, but now an unexpected event pulls her back to the 1940s British countryside.  She finds herself remembering the brilliant colors of the silk she helped weave at her family's mill, the relentless pressure of the worsening war, and the kind of heartbreaking loss that stops time.

In this evocative novel of love and consequences, Lily finally confronts the disastrous decision that has haunted her for all these years.  The Last Telegram uncovers the surprising truth about how the stories we weave about our lives are threaded with truth, guilt, and forgiveness.
About the Author:
Liz Trenow's family have been silk weavers for nearly 300 years and she grew up next to the mill in Sudbury, Suffolk, which is the oldest family-owned silk company in Britain and one of a handful still operating today.  Liz worked in the mill for a few months but decided instead to become a journalist and spent fifteen years with regional and national newspapers and on BBC radio and television news.  The Last Telegram is her first novel.  Visit her online at

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