June 1945. The war is over. As dawn breaks across the hills of Provence, 15-year-old Pierrot stumbles across the body of Capitaine Patrocle, a local hero of the Resistance, who has been murdered. In his wallet, Pierrot finds a letter, which he conceals beneath his cap. It provides the key to the dramatic events that lie at the heart of this haunting story—and ultimately leads to the boy’s introduction to the beautiful Madame Henry and the mysteries of love. French author Pierre Magnan has written more than 25 novels, including The Murdered House, which was short-listed for the CWA Historical Dagger Award.
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Pierrot, a 15-year-old boy, stumbles across the murdered body of a local resistance hero one morning in 1945. He discovers a letter in the dead man's wallet, the contents of which unearth a series of dramatic events that in turn lead to Pierrot's association with Madame Henry.From the Back Cover:
“Magnan’s evocation of sun-baked landscapes and small-town Provençal life… is superb.” -- The Times
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Book Description Vintage Uk, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 246 pages. 7.50x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1860469809
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1860469809