Human voices

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When British listeners tuned in to the BBC's Nine O'Clock News in the middle of 1940, they had no idea what human dramas-and follies-were unfolding behind the scenes. Targeted by enemy bombers, the BBC had turned its concert hall into a dormitory for both sexes, and personal chaos rivaled the political. The tense relationship between two departmental directors is at the center of Human Voices, as is Annie, a sixteen-year-old assistant who falls hopelessly in love with the monstrously selfish one. Reading this intimate glimpse behind the scenes of the BBC in its heyday, "one is left with the sensation," William Boyd wrote in London Magazine, "that this is what is was really like."
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Grouping Title human voices
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display_description A wacky novel on the British Broadcasting Corporation in the early stages of World War II. Romances bloom and a conscientious program director requests equipment to record the expected German invasion. By the author of The Blue Flower.
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subject_facet British Broadcasting Corporation -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Fiction
title_display Human voices
title_full Human voices / Penelope Fitzgerald, Human voices / Penelope Fitzgerald ; introduction by Mark Damazer
title_short Human voices