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The girl who fell from the sky [text (large print)] / Simon Mawer.

By: Mawer, Simon.
Contributor(s): Mawer, Simon. Trapeze.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood series.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe ; Charnwood, 2013Edition: Large print edition.Description: 399 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444814484 (hbk.); 1444814486.Subject(s): Large type books | Patriotism -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- France -- Fiction | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Large type books.DDC classification: MAW Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: 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.
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Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause.

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.

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