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The death of the Fronsac

Author: Neal Ascherson
Publisher: London, UK : Apollo, an imprint of Head of Zeus, Ltd., 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1940, during the Phony War, a French destroyer blows up in the Firth of Clyde, just off the coast from Greenock. The disaster is witnessed by Jackie, a young girl who, for a time, thinks she caused the explosion by running away that day from school; by her mother Helen, a spirited woman married to a dreary young soldier; and by a Polish officer, whose country has just been erased from the map by Hitler and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
War fiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Ascherson
ISBN: 9781786694379 1786694379 9781786694386 1786694387
OCLC Number: 1016718865
Description: 393 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Neal Ascherson.

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An unforgettable recreation of life in wartime, and of the tragic fate of Poland in the 20th century. A novel about sabotage, betrayal and the terrible sadness of exile.  Read more...

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'[T]his debut novel remains long in the mind ... A marvellous meditation on what it is to have lost a country and a past, and to be adrift in search of what might once again constitute a home' TLS. Read more...

 
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