Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman Living in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare shows “just how blurred the lines of survival and collaboration were during this time of upheaval, especially for women.” So does Jenna Blum’s “Those Who Save Us” and Martena Warner’s “Lights in a Black Forest.” (I’ll blog about those novels, soon, I hope.)
“Using painstaking research Nicholas Shakespeare finally unravels the mystery of his aunt’s life in occupied France. His investigations lay to rest many assumptions, and misrepresentations that her friends and family had spent years repeating, Priscilla’s nephew portrays his beloved aunt as a flawed and complex woman with great honesty and affection. Nicholas Shakespeare’s pursuit of the truth is exhaustive and wonderfully detailed. This was a compelling and fascinating book and as much of a page turner as many novels.”http://wp.me/p2aQnr-1iM via @Heaven_ali
I’m reblogging excerpts from Melissa Marsh and Heaven_ali here. Please click on the links below to read the whole blog entries. I plan to read the novel, too.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 blog by Melissa Marsh
Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France