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The death of the Fronsac : a novel

By: Ascherson, Neal

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1786694395 / 9781786694393
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05/04/2018
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United Kingdom
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20 cm 400 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2017.

A STORY OF SABOTAGE, BETRAYAL AND THE TERRIBLE SADNESS OF EXILE. 'Remarkable'The Times. 'A magnificent novel'The Times. 'Gripping'The Spectator. Scotland, 1940: The Fronsac, a French warship, blows up in the Firth of Clyde.

The disaster is witnessed by three locals. Jackie, a young girl who thinks she caused the explosiong by running away from school.

Her mother Helen, a spirited woman married to a dreary young officer; and their lodger, a Polish soldier whose country has just been erased from the map by Hitler and Stalin.

All their lives will be changed by the death of the Fronsac.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FV Historical fiction

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