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Theatre of war / Hilary Green.

By: Green, Hilary, 1937-Material type: TextTextSeries: Follies seriesPublication details: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2008Description: 472 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780340938522; 0340938528; 9780340932650; 0340932651Subject(s): 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Fiction | Entertainers -- Fiction | Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Aspect social -- Romans, nouvelles, etc | Artistes du spectacle -- Romans, nouvelles, etc | Entertainers | Social aspectsGenre/Form: General fiction. | Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. Additional physical formats: Online version:: Theatre of war.DDC classification: 823.92 LOC classification: PR6057.R3425 | T536 2008Summary: It is 1942. The theatres of war are North Africa and Italy. All eyes follow the front, but behind the scenes a messier war continues, an improvised game of snatched triumphs, terrible mistakes and torturous uncertainty. Cabaret singer by night, spy by day, Richard risks his life to help British servicemen escape occupied France and get back to England. Rose leads a group of dancers with mixed morals high-kicking to entertain the troops as Hitler's bombers roar in the skies above. Then she is given orders to join the forces in the field, destination unknown. Meanwhile a phantom pianist, who has lost the love of his life, is following Monty's soldiers across the African desert, mocking the enemies' guns by playing Beethoven between the lines.
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Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Fiction Collection
Fiction Collection 636.089 BLA On Order T00846490
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

It is 1942. The theatres of war are North Africa and Italy. All eyes follow the front, but behind the scenes a messier war continues, an improvised game of snatched triumphs, terrible mistakes and torturous uncertainty.

Cabaret singer by night, spy by day, Richard risks his life to help British servicemen escape occupied France and get back to England.

Rose leads a group of dancers with mixed morals high-kicking to entertain the troops as Hitler's bombers roar in the skies above. Then she is given orders to join the forces in the field, destination unknown.

Meanwhile a phantom pianist, who has lost the love of his life, is following Monty's soldiers across the African desert, mocking the enemies' guns by playing Beethoven between the lines.

This is a moving and exhilirating novel about how men and women keep their hopes - and themselves - alive under seemingly impossible circumstances.

Includes bibliographical references.

It is 1942. The theatres of war are North Africa and Italy. All eyes follow the front, but behind the scenes a messier war continues, an improvised game of snatched triumphs, terrible mistakes and torturous uncertainty. Cabaret singer by night, spy by day, Richard risks his life to help British servicemen escape occupied France and get back to England. Rose leads a group of dancers with mixed morals high-kicking to entertain the troops as Hitler's bombers roar in the skies above. Then she is given orders to join the forces in the field, destination unknown. Meanwhile a phantom pianist, who has lost the love of his life, is following Monty's soldiers across the African desert, mocking the enemies' guns by playing Beethoven between the lines.

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