The Resource Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France, Nicholas Shakespeare

Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France, Nicholas Shakespeare

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Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France
Title
Priscilla
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the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France
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Nicholas Shakespeare
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Language
eng
Summary
When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely 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, photographs, and journals, surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy. He had heard rumors that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance, but the truth turned out to be far more complicated. As he investigated his aunt's life, dark secrets emerged, and Nicholas discovered the answers to the questions over which he'd been puzzling: What caused the breakdown of Priscilla's marriage to a French aristocrat? Why had she been interned in a prisoner-of-war camp, and how had she escaped? And who was the "Otto" with whom she was having a relationship as Paris was liberated? Piecing together fragments of one woman's remarkable and tragic life, 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
944.0816092
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC373.M2188
LC item number
S53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Priscilla : the hidden life of an Englishwoman in wartime France, Nicholas Shakespeare
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-423)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn850181111
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24 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9780062297037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)850181111

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