Synopses & Reviews
Vivid and evocative wartime thriller, set in the world of the French resistance, which has attracted a great deal of critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. A memorable story of survival and defiance, which deals with the uncomfortable realities of life during the German occupation. "...a brilliant piece of atmospheric writing" "Daily Telegraph". "Red Gold", by the same author, is also out this month in Harper Collins hardcover.
"Furst is a master... There is unlikely to be a more engrossing read this year. Just wonderful." -- Brian Case, Time Out
"Casson is one of the best-drawn characters in recent fiction. The World at Night is a brilliant piece of atmospheric writing." -- Michael Hartland, Daily Telegraph
"A wonderfully evocative picture of wartime Paris and the moral maze of resistance that builds to a brilliant climax." -- Phillip Knightley, Mail On Sunday
Paris, 1940. The civilized, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson ends with the German occupation of Paris. Out of money, almost out of luck, he attempts to work with a German film company, but is drawn into the dark world of espionage and double agents. More used to evading jealous husbands than the secret police, Casson becomes a most reluctant spy -- torn between honor, patriotism, love, and survival.
Set in the shadowy back streets and glittering salons of wartime Paris. Film producer Jean Casson, a Paris sophisticate struggles to come to terms with the uncomfortable realities of life under German occupation, as he becomes caught up in the activities of what was to become the French Resistance.