Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare

Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas Shakespeare

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For Priscilla, pre-war Paris was an exciting carousel of suitors, soirees and heartbreak, and eventually a lavish wedding to a French aristocrat. But the arrival of the Nazi tanks signalled the end of life as a Vicomtesse, and the beginning of a precarious existence under German Occupation.

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This is the astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures, and misadventures, in the dangerous world of Nazi-occupied France. For Priscilla, pre-war Paris was an exciting carousel of suitors, soirees and heartbreak, and eventually a lavish wedding to a French aristocrat. But the arrival of the Nazi tanks signalled the end of life as a Vicomtesse, and the beginning of a precarious existence under German Occupation. Over half a century later, her nephew, Nicholas Shakespeare, found a box of Priscilla's notebooks and journals. He began investigating the rumours that she had escaped a prisoner-of-war camp and fought for the Resistance - and he finally unearthed the truth behind suspicions of disreputable love affairs and far darker secrets. "Haunting". (The Times). "Extraordinary". (Observer). "Vivid". (Mail on Sunday). "Gripping". (New York Times).

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SKU GOR005814809
Title Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Author By (author) Nicholas Shakespeare
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0099555662
ISBN 13 9780099555667
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

This is the astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures, and misadventures, in the dangerous world of Nazi-occupied France. For Priscilla, pre-war Paris was an exciting carousel of suitors, soirees and heartbreak, and eventually a lavish wedding to a French aristocrat. But the arrival of the Nazi tanks signalled the end of life as a Vicomtesse, and the beginning of a precarious existence under German Occupation. Over half a century later, her nephew, Nicholas Shakespeare, found a box of Priscilla's notebooks and journals. He began investigating the rumours that she had escaped a prisoner-of-war camp and fought for the Resistance - and he finally unearthed the truth behind suspicions of disreputable love affairs and far darker secrets. "Haunting". (The Times). "Extraordinary". (Observer). "Vivid". (Mail on Sunday). "Gripping". (New York Times).
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005814809
Title Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Author By (author) Nicholas Shakespeare
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0099555662
ISBN 13 9780099555667
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.