Charlotte Gray

Charlotte Gray

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A remarkable story of a Scottish woman in Occupied France pursuing a perilous mission of her own

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BIRDSONG

In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, heads for Occupied France on a dual mission - officially, to run an apparently simple errand for a British special operations group and unofficially, to search for her lover, an English airman missing in action. She travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. As the people in the small town prepare to meet their terrible destiny, Charlotte must come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place in Europe's darkest years, and confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days.

`There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail... Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer' New York Times

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Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series:
Girl at The Lion d'Or
Birdsong
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 404g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099394316
  • 9780099394310
  • 24,252

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"It would take a mile-long essay to do justice to the many virtues of Sebastian Faulks's wonderful novel. This riveting account of a young woman's odyssey...deserves the highest praise... Masterful narrative and zestful pen-portraits. A beautiful near-masterpiece"
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"A brilliant, harrowing, powerful novel" * Daily Mail * "Excruciatingly powerful" -- Antony Beevor * Daily Telegraph * "There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail... Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer" * New York Times * "It would take a mile-long essay to do justice to the many virtues of Sebastian Faulks's wonderful novel. This riveting account of a young woman's odyssey...deserves the highest praise... Masterful narrative and zestful pen-portraits. A beautiful near-masterpiece" -- John Murray * Independent on Sunday * "With Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks completes a trilogy of novels set in France... It is an impressive body of work... The most impressive novelist of his generation" * Sunday Telegraph *
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About Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat.
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8,366 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 22% (1,850)
4 43% (3,627)
3 28% (2,301)
2 6% (461)
1 2% (127)
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