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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Nuns on a boat during World War [s]

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message 1: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) A friend of a friend posed this to us last night at our book club but none of us were able to come up with anything so any help would be amazing. The person looking for the book lives in another country and all I have to go on is the email he sent to my friend. Thanks in advance!

***possible spoilers***

The story plays in the world war and is about amongst others about a group of German nuns trying to return to Germany from South America on an old boat. What I remember vividly is the part where the ship is stranded on an island somewhere around England in a heavy storm and is breaking up. The small island community is setting out on a rescue mission with their life boat. The first attempt fails and the life boat is manually moved around the island to launch it from a calmer area. The nuns and their ship perish.


message 2: by Feliks (last edited Aug 27, 2013 08:51AM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) perhaps The Sea Wife? Possible basis for the Richard Burton movie? Audrey Hepburn also starred in such a film, I think. 'The Nun's Story'. Can't recall if that involved a sea voyage.

You may even be referring to the tragedy of the SS Deutschland, a liner which sank off the coast of England in the Victorian era and which famously carried nuns.

Not sure why a ship traveling from South America to Germany would be stopping at Britain, but..


message 3: by Anna (new)

Anna | 207 comments It sounds as though it might be Storm Warning by Jack Higgins.


Feliks (dzerzhinsky) Hey! good one. Sharp memory, there.


message 5: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) That may be it, Anna. I'll have my friend email her friend. Thanks so much!


message 6: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 606 comments FWIW - the Audrey Hepburn movie was based on the book by Kathryn hulme - The Nun's Story - ship voyage but not South America /africa(the Congo) - its one of my favorite movies


message 7: by Feliks (last edited Aug 27, 2013 05:40PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Feliks (dzerzhinsky) aha, my powers of recollection not as bad as I thought! thx! Hepburn..way better than Joan Collins


message 8: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6972 comments Mod
Cindy--be sure to let us know if that is it or not.


message 9: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 37768 comments Mod
Cindy, was your book "Storm Warning"?


message 10: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cookiejarprincess) Sorry, I forgot about this thread! Yes, it was.


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