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Priscilla: the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France

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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare is a transcendent work of narrative nonfiction in the vein of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a trunk full of his late aunt's personal belongings, he was unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past. The glamorous, mysterious figure he remembered from his childhood was very different from the morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the trove of love letters, journals and photographs, surrounded by suitors and living the precarious existence of a British citizen in a country controlled by the enemy during World War II.

As a young boy, Shakespeare had always believed that his aunt was a member of the Resistance and had been tortured by the Germans. The truth turned out to be far more complicated.

Piecing together fragments of his aunt's remarkable and tragic story, Priscilla is at once a stunning story of detection, a loving portrait of a flawed woman trying to survive in terrible times, and a spellbinding slice of history.

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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare is a transcendent work of narrative nonfiction in the vein of The Hare with Amber Eyes.

When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a trunk full of his late aunt's personal belongings, he was unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past. The glamorous, mysterious figure he remembered from his childhood was very different from the morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the trove of love letters, journals and photographs, surrounded by suitors and living the precarious existence of a British citizen in a country controlled by the enemy during World War II.

As a young boy, Shakespeare had always believed that his aunt was a member of the Resistance and had been tortured by the Germans. The truth turned out to be far more complicated.

Piecing together fragments of his aunt's remarkable and tragic story, Priscilla is at once a stunning story of detection, a loving portrait of a flawed woman trying to survive in terrible times, and a spellbinding slice of history.

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France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
History
Mais, Priscilla, -- 1916-1982
Mais, Priscilla, -- 1916-1982 -- Biography
Mais, Priscilla, -- 1916-1982 -- Marriage
Shakespeare, Nicholas, -- 1957- -- Family
Women -- England -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- France
title_displayPriscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France
title_fullPriscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France / Nicholas Shakespeare
Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France [electronic resource] / Nicholas Shakespeare
Priscilla : the hidden life of an englishwoman in wartime france [electronic resource] / Nicholas Shakespeare
Priscilla The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
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Marriage
Military
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Shakespeare, Nicholas
Women
World War, 1939-1945