Laura Levy’s Book to Be Featured at 2014 La Festival of Books

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‘Fields of Blue’ creates harrowing portrait of war-ravaged London and its people.

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The book is a portrait of a war-torn London filled with fascinating characters.

In “Fields of Blue” (published by AuthorHouse), which will be showcased at the 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Laura Levy presents a striking depiction of war-torn London during World War II through the story of one courageous woman and the lives she saved.

Set in London, “Fields of Blue” follows the lives of Londoners through two world wars. In 1910, Nelly (Nelke) Butcher deserts her abusive relatives and is taken in by the Manningtree family, who eventually dump her in an orphanage.

Years later, Nelly goes to work for a handicapped woman until her sudden death. Nelly is blamed for her murder, but she escapes to the countryside where she marries Albert Manningtree. Their differences separate them, which drives Nelly to return to London to help evacuate orphans.

“The book is a portrait of a war-torn London filled with fascinating characters,” writes Levy, “a reminder of time gone by.”

The 2014 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books hosts a wide variety of famous authors and celebrities, and includes film screenings, live music and cultural entertainment. The event will be held on April 12th and April 13th at the University of Southern California’s Los Angeles campus.

Fields of Blue
By Laura Levy
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 606 pages | ISBN 9781425157173
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Laura Levy was born in Berlin and immigrated to the U.K. in 1949. She earned a fine arts degree and worked in advertising.

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