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The Last Telegram

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The Last Telegram is an evocative and engaging novel for fans of The Postmistress and Pam Jenoff.

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Liz Trenow


The war changed everything for Lily Verner.

As the Nazis storm Europe, Lily becomes an apprentice at her family’s silk weaving factory. When they start to weave parachute silk there is no margin for error: one tiny fault could result in certain death for Allied soldiers.

The war also brings Stefan to Lily: a German Jewish refugee who works on the looms. As their love grows, there are suspicions someone is tampering with the silk.

Can their love survive the hardships of war? And will the Verner’s silk stand the ultimate test?


‘Distinguished by the author’s smooth-as-silk delivery… an impeccably researched narrative.’

‘A beautifully moving love story. Reminiscent in tone and subject of Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook and Ian McEwan’s Atonement, Lily’s tale will resonate with fans of each.’