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GIVEAWAY of ‘I Can’t Begin To Tell You’ by Elizabeth Buchan – Denmark and England

26th August 2018

I Can’t Begin To Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan, WW2 novel set in Denmark and England

WW2 – When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror – her husband of twenty-five years – collaborates with the enemy to save his family home.

Lured by British Intelligence into a covert world of resistance, her life in the hands of London’s code breakers, Kay’s betrayal of her husband is complete as she risks her home and children to protect an SOE agent who won’t even tell her his name……

I Can't Begin To Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan

How to enter:

We have FIVE copies of this wonderful WW2 novel and you can be in with a chance of winning a copy – just tell us in the Comments below which novel set in WW2 you have enjoyed! Do this by midnight (UK time) on Saturday, 8th September and the first 5 names chosen at random will each be sent a copy. It’s International!!

On this link, Elizabeth talks to us about the incredible women agents who risked their lives during the war. And do follow Elizabeth on Twitter, Facebook and via her website!

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  1. User: Sian

    Posted on: 03/09/2018 at 5:17 pm

    There have been a few. Life after Life by Kate Atkinson is marvellous!


  2. User: Janine Atkin

    Posted on: 02/09/2018 at 5:37 pm

    I enjoyed the Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson. It’s about real eastend women during the war


  3. User: Andrea Upton

    Posted on: 31/08/2018 at 8:27 pm

    The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver


  4. User: Sarah Pike

    Posted on: 31/08/2018 at 6:12 am

    When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr. I read this as a child and it’s left a lasting impression on me, gave me a much different perspective to the history books at school.


  5. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. A journal of a family living in Haarlem Holland during WW2.
    A story of tragedy , loss and throughout all hope and the power of good over evil.


  6. User: Elizabeth Buchan

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 7:11 pm

    So interested by all your choices. A fantastic selection. I shall have to go and look up quite a few.
    I have always fascinated by the Second World War and the roles that women played in it. When I was researching an earlier novel about the SOE – its heroine is an SOE agent who is parachuted into occupied France – I was contacted by someone who used to work for the SOE and we became friends. She gave me some of the insider detail for I Can’t Begin to Tell You


    1 Comment

    • User: andrewmorris51

      Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks so much for logging on to engage with TripFiction members, Elizabeth. There are some really interesting WW2 books mentioned, aren’t there? And thanks for your author’s insight into the SOE and its relevance for ‘I Can’t Begin to Tell You’ and for one of your earlier novels.

      50 comments so far and only 5 books in the GIVEAWAY….there are going to be a lot of disappointed people, but hopefully many more will want to read your book now!

      TF’s Andrew


  7. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 4:35 pm

    Sleeper The Red Storm, by JD Fennell is awesome book.


  8. User: Linda Gomez

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 4:03 pm

    I have always enjoyed books set during WWII having first started with the classic The Silver Sword, which I even read to my own children.


  9. User: Linda Tulie

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 11:01 am

    I always enjoy The Diary of Anne Frank. I’d so love to win this great prize ❤️


  10. User: eva maganja

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 9:51 am

    the Boy in the striped pyjamas


  11. User: Elaine Savage

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 9:05 am

    Charlotte Gray


  12. User: margaret gallagher

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 9:01 am

    the Boy in the stripped pyjamas


  13. User: Tina Bradshaw

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 8:49 am

    Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks


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    • User: Tina Bradshaw

      Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 11:52 am

      Survivor by Lesley Pearse


  14. User: Julie Chambers

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 8:00 am

    Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon.


  15. User: Margie Hunter

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 3:46 am

    The Book Thief is a favorite.


  16. User: Devon

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 3:15 am

    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


  17. User: jackie rushton

    Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 2:52 am

    The Winds of War by Herman Wouk


  18. User: Bonnie K.

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:58 pm

    The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer


  19. User: Lynda Checkley

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 8:32 pm

    Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulkes is one of my favourites


  20. User: Sarah Grimshaw

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 7:28 pm

    Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff. It was exquisite in its detail!


  21. User: Maureen Julian

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 7:07 pm

    I enjoyed Ginny Cooper’s War – Lawson McDowell


  22. User: Amy Rodriguez

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 6:11 pm

    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


  23. User: Mary

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 5:24 pm

    The nighingale by kirstin hannah all her books are fabulous.


  24. User: Eileen Sullivan

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 4:34 pm

    The Painted Bird


  25. User: Kelley Blair

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 4:03 pm

    Nightingale or sure!


  26. User: Kelley Blair

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 4:01 pm

    Nightingale or sure!


  27. User: Suzanne Ryan

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 3:23 pm

    I loved The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes


  28. User: Cheryl Pasquier

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 2:03 pm

    The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas was a good one 🙂


  29. User: Lana Hood

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 1:56 pm

    I quite enjoyed The Book Thief.


  30. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 1:42 pm

    ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’, by Richard Flanagan, was incredibly moving.
    I am very interested in books set in WW2 so this will be a great prize! 🙂


  31. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 12:43 pm

    Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks. Part of a loose trilogy of books by this wonderful author. Loved reading it.


  32. User: Jennifer Huelsebusch

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 12:31 pm

    So many I’ve loved……The Nightengale among my favorites.


  33. User: Robin Batterson

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 12:26 pm

    The nightengale, excellent book, kristin Hannah


  34. User: Pat Stubbs

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 12:00 pm

    Loved reading The Book Thief


  35. User: Anna Tuckett

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 11:58 am

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


  36. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 11:44 am

    The young adult book Put Out The Lights by Terry Deary made a significant impression on me when I was several (!) years younger and in later years Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans! Would welcome any recommendations so keen to see what other suggestions people come up with.


  37. User: Sarah Rothman

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 11:24 am

    I haven’t read a WW2 n el, but I’d love to


  38. User: Karen

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 10:55 am

    Hearts of Resistance!! Would love to win this!!


  39. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 10:30 am

    This Shining Land by Rosalind Laker – Norwegian Resistance. Read a library copy, enjoyed it and pleased to find a copy in a charity shop a couple of months later. Still have it 30 years later.


  40. User: Natalie Walker

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:37 am

    Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff was a wonderful read. Inspired me to read her other books.


    1 Comment

    • User: Lisa Redmond

      Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 11:02 am

      The Guersney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


  41. User: Julie ryan

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:36 am

    Dear Mrs Byrd was different and amazing


  42. User: Natalie Walker

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:26 am

    Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff was a wonderful read. InspIred me to read more of her books.


  43. User: Barbara Khan

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:14 am

    Omg, I love books set in WWII, so it’s a hard one, but The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman is a really good one.


  44. User: Jude Wright

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:13 am

    I loved The Air Raid Killer by Fank Goldammer – wonderfully descriptive read and from a German perspective of WW2 – highly recommend reading it!


  45. User: Cheryl Hobbs

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:07 am

    The Toymaker Liam Pieper


  46. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 9:05 am

    The Book Thief, just wonderful.


  47. User: Imad Benmoussa

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 8:34 am

    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys


  48. User: Susan Lacey

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 8:09 am

    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


  49. User: Elspeth Pyper

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 8:03 am

    I have recently read Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce.


  50. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 6:58 am

    Enjoyed is probably the wrong word, but The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was very moving!


  51. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 6:58 am

    “Goodnight Mr Tom” was heartbreaking.


  52. User: penny-sue wolfe

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 6:37 am



  53. User: Bethan Davies

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 5:45 am

    The Boy In the Striped Pajamas


  54. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 5:38 am

    Dominion by C J Sansom is a fantastic read


  55. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 5:30 am

    Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik


  56. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 26/08/2018 at 9:29 pm

    Suite Française was very good x



    • User: Elaine Skye

      Posted on: 28/08/2018 at 8:56 am

      The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas was very moving…


    • User: Elaine Wall

      Posted on: 27/08/2018 at 5:44 am

      Loved The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine. It’s set in two different times, 1940 and the present day.