The Metal Heart: The beautiful and atmospheric story of freedom and love that will grip your heart

Author(s): Caroline Lea

Modern Fiction

A sweeping novel about two sisters and the prisoner-of-war whose life will entwine with theirs, inspired by a true storyOrkney, 1940. On a remote island, a prisoner-of-war camp is constructed to house five hundred Italian soldiers. Upon arrival, a freezing Orkney winter and divided community greets them.Orphaned sisters Dorothy and Constance volunteer to nurse the men. Dot is immediately drawn to Cesare, a young man fighting on the wrong side and broken by war and destruction.The soldiers spend their days building a secret barricade between the islands. By night, however, they construct a reminder of their native land - an exquisite chapel. As tensions between the islanders and outsiders grow, the sisters' loyalty is tested. Will Dot choose love, or family?

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General Fields

  • : 9780241423301
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.56699
  • : August 2021
  • : 3.6 Centimeters X 14.4 Centimeters X 22.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Lea
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 400