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What Edward Heard

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The Trenches shattered his hearing,
But the Painting will change him Forever.

In Venice in 1566, Francesco paints a portrait of the woman he loves. In 1916, Edward Jamison returns to England from the trenches of the Western Front. Believing that the most life-changing events are behind him, he soon encounters something profoundly more powerful: the portrait of the painted
ebook, 371 pages
Published December 12th 2016 by Pronoun (Macmillan)
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Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Couldn't put it down. The author keeps us in suspense until the very end. What a great read!
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved all the twists and turns this book took. So many characters across time, travelling with an item that connects them all.
C.M. Keller
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What Edward Heard is a young adult novel with touches of magical realism that tells the story of Edward Jamison, a World War I veteran, whose life is touched and healed by a mysterious painting. Painted hundreds of years before, the portrait has passed through many lives, pieces of which the reader is allowed to share. In each life, the portrait directs, distracts, but ultimately whispers the truth that each, including Edward, needs to hear.

The historical details of the novel are excellent and
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Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What Edward Heard is an exciting collection of stories about individuals whose lives are intertwined across time and place. When I read this book, I felt as if I was standing in the trenches of World War I, sailing into Londons harbor and the new world, and delving into other life-altering events within the characters lives. As you read this book, be ready to travel across time and location as you live through the events of ordinary people who experience something quite extraordinary. ...more
Megan Easley-Walsh
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This Review is from the Author for the Narrator in the Audio book!

Robert Anderson has infused the pages of What Edward Heard with the suspense, heart, and poignancy that Edward's story demands. Traveling through the centuries as the painting journeys from Renaissance Venice to Edward in WWI England has provided Robert with a wealth of opportunities to narrate with a wide range of voices through the various characters.

His French accent in the French-Speaking Swiss chapter is a particular favorite
Keely Keith
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another interesting story from Megan Easley-Walsh. Great historical details.
Math Teacher
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read that really spanned a lot of space and time. If you enjoy fiction that is not simply localized in one location and one time then this is the book for you. Top stuff.
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Megan Easley-Walsh is a bestselling author of historical fiction, a researcher, and a writing consultant and editor at She is an award-winning writer and has taught college writing in the UNESCO literature city of Dublin, Ireland. Her degrees are in history-focused International Relations. She is American and lives in Ireland with her Irish husband.

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