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A great fiction for any one interested in the French resistance and the history of France leading up to and during the Second World War. Although the story is made-up, the places, the times, the setting are real. Not just great for history buffs, but also a great story that captures the complexity of human character.
Jan 05, 2012 Buff rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is my favorite kind of novel. The characters are well drawn-I cared about them deeply. The story had many cliff-hangers. All were tied up well at the end. It is a long book but I read it in a month- at Christmas time no less. I highly recommend this book!!!
British novelist and non-fiction writer. Received a BA and an MA (history) from Ampleforth College and St John's College, Cambridge. Artist-in-Residence at the Ford Foundation in Berlin (1963-4), Harkness Fellow, Commonwealth Fund, New York (1967-8), member of the Council of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (1971-5), member of the Literature Panel at the Arts Council, (1975-7), and Adjunct Profe...moreMore about Piers Paul Read...