What was life like for the French living in the Pyrenees, a route to freedom for refugees during WWII? A British journalist who settled in the area sought answers about the real role of the Resistance, the level of collaboration, the local concentration camps, and the treatment of Jews and other refugees. While much remains hidden, a portrait of human heroism and cruelty comes to light.
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Rosemary Bailey studied English and Philosophy at Bristol University and worked as a journalist and travel writer, livng for several years in New York before basing herself in France. In 1997 Rosemary and her husband bought Corbiac, a ruined Romanesque monastery whch they restored - an experience recounted in Life in a Postcard. This same monastery features in Love and War in the Pyrenees as a place of refuge and escape during the Second World war. www.rosemarybailey.comReview:
Fascinating... courage, cruelty, heroism and the truth about both resistance and collaboration are revealed in a work that brilliantly reconstructs a past that is still contested. WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY Bailey renders history personal and so brings it to life. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Combining memoir, fact and storytelling, Bailey does an impressive job. INDEPENDENT Part travel book, part history, part persnoal memoir, this is a gripping read. NORTHERN ECHO
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Book Description WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110297851276
Book Description WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 297851276