Period Piece - the Cambridge Childhood of Darwin's Granddaughter by Gwen Raverat

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky; Sandra Smith

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Set during a year that begins with France's fall to the Nazis in June 1940 and ends with Germany turning its attention to Russia, 'Suite Francaise' falls into two parts. The first is a dipiction of a group of Parisians as they flee the Nazi invasion and make they way through the chaos of France. The second part, follows the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected. Haughty aristocrats, bourgeois bankers and snobbish aesthetes rub shoulders with uncouth workers and bolshy farmers. Women variously resist or succumb to the charms of German soldiers. However, amidst the mess of defeat, and all the hypocrisy and compromise, there is hope. True nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places. This 2006 Chatto & Windus Paperback is in Fair condition.

ISBN: 9780701179939 SKU: 1134318 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.