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SUMMARY õ Priscilla Ì [Ebook] ➨ Priscilla By Nicholas Shakespeare – Goproled.co.uk The astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures and misadventures in the dangerous world of Nazi occupied France 'A most strange and compelling book driven by the writer's unsparing search fo The astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures and misaScovery would take him The Priscilla he remembered was very different from the glamorous morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the many love letters and journals surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy He had heard rumours that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance but the truth turned out to be farcomplicated As he investigated his aunt's life dark secrets emerged Nicholas discovered the answer to the uestions he'd been puzzling ove. I enjoyed most of this book as it didn't sugar coat or romanticise the occupation of wartime France It provokes the reader to ask themselves how they would have behaved under similar circumstancesWhat I did find a little uncomfortable was reading about unsavoury or less that heroic behaviour by individuals who are no longer around to either defend themselves or put the record straightThat said it certainly appears to be an honest description of the lives and 'loves' of people who were less than perfect and led uite extraordinary lives before during and after World War II

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R What caused the breakdown of Priscilla's marriage to a French aristocrat Why had she been interned in a prisoner of war camp and how had she escaped And who was the 'Otto' she was having a relationship with as Paris was liberated Priscilla's story shows us the precariousness of life in occupied France when loyalties were compromised and life could change in an instant It gives us an intimate insight into women's lives in times of conflict and asks us to consider what we might do to survive in similar circumstance. I can imagine the curiosity which led the author to try to unravel the life of his aunt who seemed to be a complex and unhappy person For those not personally associated with her this provided a good insight into occupied France as a British woman They all dealt with it in their own way and should not be criticised as we have not walked in their shoes Speaking as a war baby the Second World War was too new to be taught in class and so one learns about it from literature film and documentaries This provided another slant which I was glad to read

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PriscillaThe astonishing true story of a young woman's adventures and misadventures in the dangerous world of Nazi occupied France 'A most strange and compelling book driven by the writer's unsparing search for truth now an optimistic hunt for a family heroine now a study in female wiles of survival now a portrait of one very ordinary person's frailty in the face of terrible odds' John le Carré When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt he was completely unaware of where this di. Incredible reading for anyone who wants to understand why those involved in some way in WW2 could not speak of their experiences or how they survived