Charlotte Gray: A Novel

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Vintage International/Vintage Books, Jul 1, 2000 - Fiction - 399 pages
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From the bestselling author of Birdsong comes Charlotte Gray, the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.

In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and when he fails to return from a daring flight into France she is determined to find him. In the service of the Resistance, she travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. Here she will come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place during Europe's darkest years, and will confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days. Vividly rendered, tremendously moving, and with a narrative sweep and power reminiscent of his novel Birdsong, Charlotte Gray confirms Sebastian Faulks as one of the finest novelists working today.

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Review: Charlotte Gray (French Trilogy #3)

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I expected to enjoy this much more than I did. The premise itself is a bit daft. A woman joins SOE principally to look for her pilot boyfriend who has reputedly crashed in France. Ends up a strangely ... Read full review

Review: Charlotte Gray (French Trilogy #3)

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Although I am still taking this one in I know I do feel a bit bereft of leaving this story behind as it was so gripping. Charlotte Gray is a young Scottish graduate of the French language who is ... Read full review


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Sebastian Faulks is best known for his trilogy of novels set in France: The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray, the latter two of which were bestsellers. After a period in France, he and his family now live in London.

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