A Parachute in the Lime Tree

A Parachute in the Lime Tree

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April 1941 - German bombers are about to attack Belfast. Oskar is a conscript in a pathfinder crew. Unknown to his comrades, he has taken a fateful decision - to bail out over neutral territory in search of his Jewish sweetheart, Elsa. In remote Dunkerin, the unpredictable Kitty awakes to find a parachute entangled in one of the lime trees. When she discovers the injured Oskar foraging for food in her kitchen, this is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to her. But Ireland during the Emergency is an uneasy place - and word of the parachute soon spreads. Meanwhile, Elsa's parents remain trapped in occupied Holland and her own future in Ireland is uncertain. All that remains of her lost life in Berlin is her love of the piano. When Charlie hears her play, he is mesmerised. Oskar, Killy, Elsa, Charlie - four lives intertwine in a climate of war, exile, and edgy neutrality.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752480642
  • 9780752480640

About Annemarie Neary

Annemarie Neary was educated at Trinity College Dublin and the Courtauld Institute, London. She is the winner of the Columbia Journal fiction prize, 2011 (US), and of the inaugural Posara Prize, 2011 (Italy). Closer to home, Annemarie has won placings in the international Fish and Bridport prizes, having been shortlisted for Bridport three years running. In 2009, she won the Bryan MacMahon short story award. Her short stories have been anthologised and published in magazines in the UK and Ireland.show more