By | March 24, 2018
Trapeze Author Simon Mawer
ISBN-10 1590515277
ISBN-13 9781590515273
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Other Press
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A propulsive novel of World War II espionage by the author of New York Times best seller The Glass Room Barely out of school and doing her bit for the British war effort Marian Sutro has one quality that makes her stand outshe is a native French speaker It is this that attracts the attention of the SOE the Special Operations Executive which trains agents to operate in occupied Europe Drawn into this strange secret world at the age of nineteen she finds herself undergoing commando training attending a school for spies and ultimately one autumn night parachuting into France from an RAF bomber to join the WORDSMITH resistance network But theres more to Marians mission than meets the eye of her SOE controllers her mission has been hijacked by another secret organization that wants her to go to Paris and persuade a frienda research physicistto join the Allied war effort The outcome could affect the whole course of the war A fascinating blend of fact and fiction Trapeze is both an old fashioned adventure story and a modern exploration of a young womans growth into adulthood There is violence and there is love There is death and betrayal deception and revelation But above all there is Marian Sutro an ordinary young woman who like her real life counterparts in the SOE did the most extraordinary things at a time when the ordinary was not enough

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