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    DescriptionMarian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clement Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky is both a gripping adventure story and a moving meditation on patriotism, betrayal and the limits of love.


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    Title
    The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Mawer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408703519
    ISBN 10: 1408703513
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Export ed
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown
    Publication date
    03 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Mawer was born in 1948 in England, and spent his childhood there, in Cyprus and in Malta. He has lived with his wife in Italy for more than 20 years, and he teaches at the English School in Rome.
    Review quote
    Praise for The Glass Room 'Remarkable ... haunting and mysterious' Daily Telegraph Praise for The Glass Room 'One of the very cleverest books of the year, about love and loss and art and war ... A stunningly crafted piece of fiction' Evening Standard Praise for 'Warm, intelligent, light-giving ... A masterpiece of its kind' James Naughtie