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The Free Frenchman

Read, Piers Paul

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ISBN 10: 0394558871 / ISBN 13: 9780394558875
Published by Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Free Frenchman

Publisher: Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

About this title


Set between 1931 and 1945, this novel follows the life and loves of the aristocratic Bertrand de Roujay. In this story Bertrand flees to Britain from occupied France where he joins the Free French under De Gaulle. Life in occupied France is illustrated through his career, relationships and family.

From Library Journal:

Bertrand de Roujay is a loyal Frenchman invariably unlucky in love. Women to whom he offers his name seem fated to betray him, while others whom he would not marry remain steadfast. After the Nazi invasion of France Bertrand flees to join the Free French under De Gaulle in London. He leaves behind his daughter, whose mother was a Communist, and his brother, a supporter of Petain and collaborator with the conquering Germans. This family represents the elements that tore apart France at a time when it was in danger of losing its national identity. Bristling with spies and betrayal, the novel tells the story of one man's war and his response to events based on his family history and tradition. Full-bodied characters are flesh and blood, and the times offer as much excitement and drama as the reader could wish. Highly recommended. Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas P.L.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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