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The Paris Library: the bestselling novel of courage and betrayal in Occupied Paris

The Paris Library: the bestselling novel of courage and betrayal in Occupied Paris (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Charles, Janet Skeslien

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'An irresistible, compelling read' Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls IN THE DARKNESS OF WAR, THE LIGHT OF BOOKS PARIS, 1939 Odile Souchet is obsessed with books, and working at the American Library in Paris for the formidable director Dorothy Reeder is all she has ever dre...amed of. The Library and its thriving community of students, writers, diplomats and book lovers provide her with a safe haven. When war is declared, the Library is determined to remain open. But then the Nazis invade Paris, and everything changes. The Nazi 'Library Protector' changes the rules overnight, declaring a war on words and making the librarians risk their lives to do their jobs. Under the courageous guidance of Miss Reeder, Odile and her fellow librarians defy the authorities to make sure all their subscribers, even those deemed no longer desirable, get access to books and remain part of their community, whatever the cost. Choices as black and white as the words on a page become a murky shade of grey - choices that will put many of the wrong side of history, and the consequences of which will echo for decades to come. The Paris Library illuminates a seldom-seen slice of history: the role of women and their fate during the war. It also recounts the consequences of unspeakable betrayal, when the people we count on for understanding and protection fail us.
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ISBN 9781529335453
Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529335453
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint Two Roads
Released 9 Feb 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Charles, Janet Skeslien
Category Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 214mm
Height: 132mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 526g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Paris France - Fiction - History - 20th century
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade