Mawer, Simon.

The girl who fell from the sky [text (large print)] / Simon Mawer. - Large print edition - Leicester : Thorpe ; Charnwood, 2013 - 399 pages (large print) ; 24 cm. - Charnwood series .

Also published under the title: The trapeze. Standard print edition originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2012. Complete and unabridged.

A diplomat's daughter, Marian Sutro is an outsider - half French, half British. When she is recruited by SOE, her hybrid status and fluent French will be of service for her to go undercover in wartime France on a dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France - officially as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must find Clement Pelletier, a family friend, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist, Pelletier is engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon and of urgent significance to her superiors. Marian struggles towards this reunion, understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted.


9781444814484 (hbk.) 1444814486

Large type books.
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service--France--Fiction.

France--History--German occupation, 1940-1945--Fiction.

Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books.