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The Midnight News

The Midnight News

by Jo Baker

Publisher Phoenix

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'Impressive and satisfying . . . a novel that succeeds both in creating pages that turn themselves, and in continually feeding the reader's sense of wonder' Daily Telegraph

It is 1940 and twenty-year-old Charlotte Richmond watches from her attic window as enemy planes fly over London. Still grieving her beloved brother who never returned from France, she is working hard to keep her own little life ticking over: holding down a dull typist job at the Ministry of Information, sharing gin and confidences with her best friend Elena, and dodging her difficult father. She has good reason to keep her head down and stay out of trouble. She knows what happens when she makes a nuisance of herself.

On her way to work she often sees the boy who feeds the birds - a source of unexpected joy amidst the rubble of the Blitz. But every day brings new scenes of devastation, and after yet another heartbreaking loss Charlotte has an uncanny sense of foreboding. Someone is stalking the darkness, targeting her friends. And now he is following her.

She no longer knows who to trust. She can't even trust herself. She knows this; her family have told so her often enough. As grief and suspicion consume her, Charlotte's nerves become increasingly frayed, and soon her very freedom is under threat . . .

Riveting and deeply moving, The Midnight News is a tour de force from Sunday Times bestselling author Jo Baker - a breathtaking story of friendship, love and war.

'Intriguing and thrilling . . . it had me by the throat' EMMA DONOGHUE
'A marvel of storytelling . . . your heart will be in your mouth as you read' FRANCIS SPUFFORD
'Immersive and utterly enthralling' CATHY RENTZENBRINK
'Riveting and moving . . . masterful' NINA STIBBE
'I stayed up late reading and was glad' SARAH MOSS

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About the Author

Jo Baker

Jo Baker is a British writer. She is the author of six novels, including Longbourn. She has also written short stories for BBC Radio 4 and reviews for The Guardian and The New York Times Book Review. In 2018, she was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Queen's University Belfast, and she is currently an Honorary Fellow at Lancaster University.

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