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The Death of the Fronsac: A Novel

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The Death of the Fronsac: A Novel by 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. 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 .

Author Biography

Neal Ascherson is a journalist and writer. He reported from Asia, Africa and Central Europe for the Observer. He contributes regularly to the New York Review and the LRB. His books include Black Sea, Games with Shadows and The Polish August.
Release date NZ
August 10th, 2017
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Head of Zeus
Pages
400
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781786694379
Product ID
26588416

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