Phryné Isn't French
Phryné Truffaut traveled from Hollywood, California, to Rouen, Normandy and Margate, Kent to discover that the end of her rainbow was still just out of reach.
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Phryné Isn't French tells of the struggles, heartbreaks, misfortunes and tragedies faced by a fallen flapper from 1925 through 1945. It's a story of lessons learned, perseverance and cautious optimism in a world turned upside down.
"If you dare to dance barefoot you can feel the Earth move, but don’t let him step on your toes."
Our story begins in 1945, when Phryne walks into the Flying Pig Pub in Kent, England, and sits down to have a drink with pub regular, Desmond. She's there to look for a pilot, Morris Sutcliffe, that she nursed back to health in Paris, France. Phryne decides to tell Desmond her story:
It was 1935 and Phryne was living w ...more
I haven't read any of the author's any other books, so his writing and the character Phryne were new to me. I wasn't a fan of her values, or more like t ...more
Mr. Hackemer is avery talented writer and I have read a lot of his stories before. He never fails with a great story to tell.
Please read this as you will love it as I did.
Received this copy of my book from the author and I am so very grateful.
was gifted this book from the author and found it very good reading as I did with his other books. It gave an inside look into some of the things that went on during WWII that are not told in history books. The story was well told and kept me up late at night turning pages. The characters and settings were realistic and it was easy to loose yourself in the story line.
I also enjoyed reading the end notes-the words and everything else at the end of the book. Also thank you for including the gr ...more
Edward R Hackemer lived in Western New York for 55 years before retiring from government service and moving to North Georgia; roughly halfway between Atlanta & North Carolina.
His college education was abbreviated by induction into the US Army in 1968. Ed's civilian employment history runs from paperboy, dishwasher, paper mill laborer, laboratory technician, warehous ...more