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Charlotte Gray

4 Audio cassettes , Running Time: 540 min

by Sebastian Faulks , Read by Samuel West

Category: Fiction / D - F
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Publication date: 24 August 1998
Number of pages: 1
Prizes: Winner of Talkies Award Best Abridged Modern Fiction Category 1999.

In 1942, Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, goes to Occupied France on a dual mission: to run an apparently simple errand for a British special operations group and to search for her lover, an English airman called Peter Gregory, who has gone missing in action. In the small town of Lavaurette, Sebastian Faulks presents a microcosm of France and its agony in 'the black years'. here is the full range of collaboration, from the tacit to the enthusiastic, as well as examples of extraordinary courage and altruism. Through the local resistance chief Julien, Charlotte meets his father, a Jewish painter whose inspiration has failed him. In Charlotte's friendship with both men, Faulks opens up the theme of false memory and of paradises - both national and personal - that appear irredeemably lost. In a series of shocking narrative climaxes in which the full extent of French collusion in the Nazi holocaust is delineated, Faulks brings the story to a resolution of redemptive love. In the delicacy of its writing, the intimacy of its characterisation and its powerful narrative scenes of harrowing public events, Charlotte Grayis a worthy successor to Birdsong.

What the papers say:
""""'It's engrossing from the start...' - The Observer; '... a fine trek through the more emotional reaches of WWII.' - FOCUS""""

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