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Books by Margaret Leroy

  • The Collaborator

    Margaret Leroy

    Product Code: BESSK
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    There's a sudden scatter of birds in the sky. I flinch. Little things seem violent to me. And in that moment my decision is made. 1940, Guernsey...Vivienne de la Mare waits nervously for the bombs to come. Instead comes occupation. Nothing is safe anymore. But was anything truly safe before? The facade of the perfect wife, with her husband fighting on the frontline, cracks under the strain of the lie. Her new life is one where the enemy lives next door. Small acts of kindness from one Nazi soldier feels like a betrayal. A forbidden friendship in a frightening world. But how can you hate your enemy when you know his name, when he makes you feel alive, when everything else is dying around you? Vivienne is fighting her own private war. On one side, the safe, secret, loving world she could build with her captain; on the other, virtuous loneliness and danger. It's time for Vivienne to choose: collaboration or resistance...
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  • The Soldier's Wife

    Margaret Leroy

    Product Code: AKYGA
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    'A riveting story of betrayal' -Stylist 1940, GUERNSEY Vivienne de la Mare waits nervously for the bombs to drop. Instead comes quiet surrender and insidious occupation. Nothing is safe any more. As her husband fights on the front line, Vivienne's facade as the perfect wife begins to crack. Her new life is one where the enemy lives next door. Small acts of kindness from one Nazi soldier feel like a betrayal. But how can you hate your enemy when you know his name, when he makes you feel alive, when everything else is dying around you? It's time for Vivienne to decide: collaboration or resistance. But, in the darkest hours of history, no choices are simple. 'Stunning and evocative...utterly beguiling' Rosamund Lupton
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  • The English Girl

    Margaret Leroy

    Product Code: AKUCV
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    When seventeen-year-old Stella Whittaker is offered the chance to study at the Academy of Music in Vienna it's a dream-come-true, made possible by old family friends, Rainer and Marthe Kraus, who offer her a place to live. Seduced by the elegant beauty of the city, Stella explores the magnificent palaces, gardens and fashionable coffee houses, and after a chance meeting in an art gallery, falls in love with Harri Reznik, a young Jewish doctor. But as the threat of war casts a dark shadow over Europe, Stella soon discovers that both the household where she lives, and the city she has come to call home, are not as welcoming as they once seemed. And at the dawn of this terrifying new world, no one is safe.
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