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The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies
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Jul 25, 2011

really liked it

An extremely interesting book that weaves together the lives of three Europeans during the end of World War II: a young Welsh woman, an English interrogator who grew up in Germany, and a German prisoner. I enjoyed the historical scenes in the book, even the gruesome D-day description, because I never had imagined it from the soliders' perspectives. I also did not know the depth of the relationship and the past problems between the Welsh people and the English. The main characters in the book, especially the interrogator, seemed a bit flat. Esther the Welsh girl wishes for so much more out of life, and the ending, although neatly tied up, still left me sad for her. This would be a good read for anyone curious about the Welsh involvement in WWII or wanting a different perspective about the war. I'm also left wondering how the author, an American professor, came up with the idea for this book? That must be an interesting story too!

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