(From the publisher):
The "human voices" of Penelope Fitzgerald's novel are those of an eccentric group of broadcasters at the BBC in London during the air raids of World War II. When British listeners tuned in to the 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, as in any dormitory, romance and intrigue prevailed. At the center of Human Voices is the tense relationship between two departmental directors and a surprising love affair with a sixteen-year-old intern named Annie, who has the perfect pitch. Human Voices grew out of Fitzgerald's personal experience—she worked for the BBC during the war, when the station served as a lifeline to the troops and a singular source of truth to the public.
Original title: Human Voices
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century