Solitaire

Solitaire

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June 1940: the first summer of the war. Berlin is being bombed and nightly blackouts suffocate the city. Then France falls and a shadow descends. A shadow has fallen over Clara Vine's own life, too. She is an English citizen in a country that hates her. Virulent anti-British propaganda is everywhere. Then she is summoned to meet the Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels who has decided that Clara should adopt a new role - as his spy - and that she must go to Paris on a mission. Much as she dislikes the idea, Clara realises this might be the chance to find an escape route to England - but Goebbels has other ideas.
Publisher: London, England :, Simon & Schuster,, 2017
Edition: Paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781471155819
1471155811
Branch Call Number: FICTION Thynne 2016
Characteristics: 449 pages ; 20 cm

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TheresaAJ
Jun 12, 2017

In Clara Vine's 5th outing, Germany invaded France a month ago. Although Clara had laid low for the past few months, Goebbels sends her on unwanted errands to France and Portugal that summer. She isn't sure if her connections to the British spy network have been found out or if Goebbels is testing her loyalty to Germany. As Clara struggles to keep both herself and her godson, Erich, safe, she also wonders whose web she's been caught in. All the Clare Vine novels present a fascinating look at Nazi life from the viewpoints and experiences of its women and children. This outing gives you a glimpse of life for orphans, the kinderreich culture, and a paranoid population.

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