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              Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse'

              Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              February 29, 1944: I am about to jump out of an aeroplane for the first time ... I don't care that every man is looking at me as though I don't belong. Besides, I'm hungover. And I think I might throw up ... In 1936 Nancy Wake is living in Paris after bluffing her way into a job ...as a foreign correspondent and witnessing firsthand the terror of Hitler's rise in Europe, firing her determination to do anything she could to fight the Nazis. When Nancy falls unexpectedly in love with handsome French industrialist and playboy Henri Fiocca in Marseilles, no sooner has she agreed to become Mrs Fiocca than the Germans invade France and Nancy takes yet another name, a code name - the first of many. As Lucienne Carlier Nancy helps smuggle people across borders and creates such a successful escape network for Allied soldiers that the Nazis hunting down an elusive female operative dub her 'The White Mouse' and put a five million franc bounty on her head. Forced to escape France, Nancy is trained in espionage with an elite special forces group in London and gains a new codename, Helene. Finally, with mission in hand, Nancy is airdropped back into France as the deadly Madame Andree. Nancy goes on to become one of the most powerful and ruthlessly effective leaders in the French Resistance. But the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed Nancy - and the people she loves - will become. Code Name Helene is a gripping and heartbreakingly moving story of extraordinary courage, unfaltering resolve, remarkable sacrifice - and enduring love.
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              ISBN 9781760855963
              Published NZ 16 Mar 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse'

              Code Name Helene: Based on the thrilling true story of Nancy Wake, 'The White Mouse' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              February 29, 1944: I am about to jump out of an aeroplane for the first time ... I don't care that every man is looking at me as though I don't belong. Besides, I'm hungover. And I think I might throw up ... In 1936 intrepid young Australian journalist Nancy Wake is living in Par...is after witnessing firsthand the terror of Hitler's rise in Europe, firing her resolve to fight against the Nazis. When Nancy falls in love with handsome French industrialist Henri Fiocca, no sooner has she become Mrs Fiocca than the Germans invade France and Nancy takes yet another name, a codename - the first of many. As the elusive Lucienne Carlier she smuggles people across borders and earns a new name 'The White Mouse' along with a five million franc bounty on her head, courtesy of the Gestapo. Forced to flee France, Nancy is trained by an elite espionage group under the codename Helene. Finally, with mission in hand, she is airdropped back into France as the deadly Madame Andree. But the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed Nancy - and the people she loves - will become. Based on the true story of an extraordinary woman who saved countless lives, Code Name Helene is a thrilling tale of danger, intrigue, unfaltering courage, remarkable sacrifice - and love. 'Magnificent ... Lawhon carries us into the heart of the French resistance [and] into the mind of a badass heroine with uncanny instincts who takes on the Nazis and men's arrogant sexism with uncommon bravado ... Propulsive ... Emotionally stirring... Even long after the last page is turned, this astonishing story of Wake's accomplishments will hold readers in its grip.' Booklist, starred review 'Underground operative, charmer in red lipstick, loving wife and hard-hitting woman of her times, Nancy Wake will fascinate and thrill fans of fierce, brash, independent women, alike.' Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours
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              ISBN 9781760859886
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              I Was Anastasia
               

              I Was Anastasia (Paperback)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              Compelling and utterly fascinating...drifts far into the mysterious lives of Anastasia Romanov and Anna Anderson. --Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours In an enthralling new feat of historical suspense, Ariel Lawhon unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna And...erson's 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess or the thief of another woman's legacy? Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. Russia, July 17, 1918 Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920 A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.
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              ISBN 9780593314531
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Random House
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              Flight of Dreams
                

              Flight of Dreams (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, Emilie Imhoff boards the Hindenburg. The much celebrated only female crew member, Emilie has access to the entire airship and hears everything, including rumours of bomb threats. But Emilie is focused on hiding a...

              ISBN 9781458733955
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2016
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              Flight of Dreams: A Novel
               

              Flight of Dreams: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              At every page a guilty secret bobs up; at every page Lawhon keeps us guessing.Who will bring down the Hindenburg? And how? -- New York Times Book Review On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey.... Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed. Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them. Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.
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              ISBN 9781101873922
              Released NZ 10 Jan 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              I Was Anastasia: A Novel
                

              I Was Anastasia: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

              A dual narrative exploring the mystery surrounding the death of Anastasia Romanov and the claims of Anna Anderson, the woman long-believed to be the young Grand Duchess' most famous imposter --

              ISBN 9780525528135
              Released NZ 27 Mar 2018
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              Code Name Helene: A Novel
                

              Code Name Helene: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              Based on the thrilling real-life story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, comes the newest feat of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of 'I was Anastasia,' featuring the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the ...most decorated women in WWII.
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              ISBN 9780593171752
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
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              I Was Anastasia
               

              I Was Anastasia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              Ariel Lawhon, a rising star in historical suspense, unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the beloved daughter, revered icon, and Russian grand duchess or is she an imposter, liar, and the th...ief of another woman's legacy? Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia, where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed. Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water or even acknowledge her rescuers, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless, horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious young woman claims to be the Russian grand duchess. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre at Ekaterinburg, old enemies and new threats are awakened. With a narrative that is equal parts The Talented Mr. Ripley and Memento, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory: the nature of identity itself. The question of who Anna Anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents. This thrilling saga is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.
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              ISBN 9781101973318
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              Code Name Helene : Inspired by the gripping true story of World War 2 spy Nancy Wake
               

              Code Name Helene : Inspired by the gripping true story of World War 2 spy Nancy Wake (Hardback)

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              A gripping, heartrending novel based on the astonishing true story of wartime spy Nancy Wake, who became the Allies' most decorated servicewoman of WW2

              ISBN 9781472275394
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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              Flight of Dreams
               

              Flight of Dreams (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Lawhon, Ariel

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              On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, Emilie Imhoff boards the Hindenburg. The much celebrated only female crew member, Emilie has access to the entire airship and hears everything, including rumours of bomb threats. But Emilie is focused on hiding a secret she can't afford to share w...ith anyone. Her life depends on it. Everyone on board seems to be hiding something, from handsome navigator Max who is madly in love with Emilie to the enigmatic German officer with everything to lose. Gertrud, a feisty journalist blacklisted in her native Germany, has stumbled onto the scoop of a lifetime, and a brash American and an enterprising cabin boy are not the only ones racing to discover what she's found before it's too late.
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              ISBN 9781525297489
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
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