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ISBN: 9781788855655
Published: 07 Jul 2022
Format: E-Book
Extent: 272
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
Categories:
Historical fiction
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About the Book

Based on a remarkable true story of love and survival.

In June 1940, the Channel Islands are occupied by Hitler's forces.

Hedy Bercu, a young woman who fled from Vienna to Jersey to escape the Occupation, finds herself once more entrapped by the Nazis, this time with no escape. Concealing her Jewish status, she finds translation work with the German authorities and embarks on secret acts of resistance.

Most extraordinary of all, Hedy falls in love with a German lieutenant – a relationship on which her survival comes to depend.

'Combines historical fact with the fictional narrative, and offers a cast rich with multidimensional characters. Readers will be riveted' – Publishers Weekly


The Author

Jenny Lecoat

Jenny Lecoat was born in the Channel Islands, where her parents were raised under German Occupation, before moving to England as a teenager where, following a drama degree, she spent a decade as a feminist stand-up. She was nominated for a prestigious Perrier Award in 1986 and has enjoyed a distinguished career as a journalist and screenwriter. A love of history and her island roots brought about her feature film Another Mother’s Son (2017), which starred Jenny Seagrove and John Hannah, as well as her first novel, The Girl from the Channel Islands.

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