Operator: Gossip, Secrets and Lies in A Small 1950s Town in

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It’s 1952. The switchboard operators in Wooster, Ohio, love nothing more than to eavesdrop on their neighbours’ conversations, and gossip about what they learn. Vivian Dalton is no different (despite her teenage daughter’s disapproval), and always longs to hear something scandalous. But on the night of December 15th, she wishes she hadn’t. The secret that’s shared by a stranger on the line threatens to rip the rug of Vivian’s life from under her. Vivian may be mortified, but she’s not going to take this lying down. She wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be. But one secret tends to lead to another.

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‘What if you could listen in on any phone conversation in town? Irresistible!’
Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of THE HELP

‘Glorious, gossipy, delicious and perfect’
Jill Mansell, bestselling author of AND NOW YOU’RE BACK

READERS LOVE THIS BOOK!

* ‘Unique and quirky . . . You will definitely see Vivian and co. in your mind’s eye!’ THE BOOKTRAIL
* ‘Moving and ultimately uplifting . . . A wonderful novel’ JO’S BOOK BLOG
* ‘The small town feeling is portrayed really well . . . Great’ SHORT BOOK AND SCRIBES
* ‘A joy to read . . . Wonderful, witty, intriguing and heart-felt’ EMMA’S BIBLIO TREASURES
* ‘Delightfully written and cleverly woven. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and learning their secrets‘ LOCKY LOVES BOOKS>

It’s 1952. The switchboard operators in Wooster, Ohio, love nothing more than to eavesdrop on their neighbours’ conversations, and gossip about what they learn. Vivian Dalton is no different (despite her teenage daughter’s disapproval), and always longs to hear something scandalous. But on the night of December 15th, she wishes she hadn’t. The secret that’s shared by a stranger on the line threatens to rip the rug of Vivian’s life from under her.

Vivian may be mortified, but she’s not going to take this lying down. She wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be. But one secret tends to lead to another . . .

This moving, heart-felt and ultimately uplifting novel brilliantly weaves together an irresistible portrayal of a town buzzing with scandal, and an unforgettable story of marriage, motherhood and the unbreakable ties of family.

‘Funny, sweet, secretive, and full of fascinating 1930s, 40s, and 50s period details… a poignant look at life in a small town with its nosy neighbors, thorny families, imperfect romances, scandalous pasts, and gratifyingly just deserts’ Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS

‘Funny and fast-paced’ Heat

Additional information

Weight0.56 kg
Dimensions23.6 × 16 × 3.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

342

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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