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ISBN13: 9780375704550
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In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young scottish woman, goes to occupied France on a dual mission: to run an apparently simple errand for a British special operations group and to search for her lover, an English airman called Peter Gregory, who has gone missing in action. In the small town of Lavaurette, Sebastian Faulks presents a microcosm of France and its agony in 'the black years', here is the full range of collaboration, from the tacit to the enthusiastic, as well as examples of extraordinary courage and altruism. Through the local resistance chief Julien, Charlotte meets his father a Jewish painter whose inspiration has failed him. In Charlotte's friendship with both men, Faulks opens up the theme of false memory and of paradises ? both national and personal ? that appear irredeemably lost. In a series of shocking narrative climaxes in which the full extent of French collusion in the Nazi holocaust is delineated, Faulks brings the story to a resolution of redemptive love. In the delicacy of its writing, the intimacy of its characterisation and its powerful narrative scenes of harrowing public events, Charlotte Gray is a worthy successor to Birdsong.

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"A miraculous novel....Faulks is a master indeed." San Francisco Chronicle

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"There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail [in Charlotte Gray]....Mr. Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer." The New York Times

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"This powerful novel...explodes into an immensely gripping tale." The Wall Street Journal

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"What begins as a conventional love story becomes an adventure of the spirit....Charlotte Gray has depth and texture." The Washington Post

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"Although this novel does not, sadly, equal its predecessor in terms of seductive readability, its setting in occupied France during WWII and its depiction of the sentiments that motivated many Frenchmen to identify emotionally with the Germans rather than their longtime foe, Britain, grants the story intrinsic interest....[I]n the end, it is the convincing settings, the wartime London singles scene, the old boy spy network, and daily life in an ideologically and politically divided France that shape dramatic immediacy." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.

In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and when he fails to return from a daring flight into France she is determined to find him. In the service of the Resistance, she travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. Here she will come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place during Europe's darkest years, and will confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days. Vividly rendered, tremendously moving, and with a narrative sweep and power reminiscent of his novel Birdsong, Charlotte Gray confirms Sebastian Faulks as one of the finest novelists working today.

About the Author

With Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks concludes his French trilogy of novels, which began with The Girl at the Lion d'Or and Birdsong. His other books include A Fool's Alphabet and The Fatal Englishman. After a period in France, he and his family now live in London.

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SweetDree, June 1, 2013 (view all comments by SweetDree)
A story of bravery and intrigue, "Charlotte Gray" is a sweet story. Historically interesting, I enjoyed reading every second of it. I've always been fascinated by the era, and as I was reading I felt the character of Charlotte was very relatable. An 'everywoman' with more bravery then she knows, I wondered what decisions I would make if I was in her place. Would I be brave enough to go behind enemy lines to find the man I love? Charlotte brings out all those things in all of us. Faulks is very good at writing historical pieces that really pull you in, and "Charlotte Gray" definitely deserves a look.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375704550
Author:
Faulks, Sebastian
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
War
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;france;wwii;historical fiction;war;novel;romance;historical;french resistance;england;espionage;20th century;british;resistance;love;history;holocaust;english literature;british literature;london;english;made into movie;film;contemporary fiction;s
Subject:
fiction;france;wwii;historical fiction;war;novel;romance;historical;england;french resistance;espionage;20th century;british;resistance;love;history;holocaust;english literature;london;british literature;english;made into movie;film;spy;1940s;relationship
Subject:
fiction;france;wwii;historical fiction;war;novel;romance;historical;england;french resistance;espionage;20th century;british;resistance;love;history;holocaust;english literature;london;british literature;english;made into movie;film;spy;1940s;relationship
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Vintage Internat
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.06x5.19x.91 in. .73 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375704550 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A miraculous novel....Faulks is a master indeed."
"Review" by , "There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail [in Charlotte Gray]....Mr. Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer."
"Review" by , "This powerful novel...explodes into an immensely gripping tale."
"Review" by , "What begins as a conventional love story becomes an adventure of the spirit....Charlotte Gray has depth and texture."
"Review" by , "Although this novel does not, sadly, equal its predecessor in terms of seductive readability, its setting in occupied France during WWII and its depiction of the sentiments that motivated many Frenchmen to identify emotionally with the Germans rather than their longtime foe, Britain, grants the story intrinsic interest....[I]n the end, it is the convincing settings, the wartime London singles scene, the old boy spy network, and daily life in an ideologically and politically divided France that shape dramatic immediacy."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.

In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and when he fails to return from a daring flight into France she is determined to find him. In the service of the Resistance, she travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. Here she will come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place during Europe's darkest years, and will confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days. Vividly rendered, tremendously moving, and with a narrative sweep and power reminiscent of his novel Birdsong, Charlotte Gray confirms Sebastian Faulks as one of the finest novelists working today.

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