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1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied . . . Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village.

A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this isolated community, this fragile state of harmony is increasingly threatened.

Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2007
ISBN: 9780571229635
Branch Call Number: FIC Sheer 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 289 p


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Jan 28, 2013

This was a very interesting book for me personally,I spent the 2nd world war in England. I was eight when it started and fourteen when it ended and can still remember it very clearly.One of my cousins brought home a German wife and at first most of the family shunned her but we soon realized she was just like us a victam of circumstances,we all came to love her for herself

Sep 21, 2011

An interesting book about WWII. This one takes the viewpoint of many different people . The setting is in Wales and the main characters are women who have been abandoned by husbands who are believe to have joined the British Resistance. The developing relationship between the German soldiers who are in the farming valley of these women gives the reader a rare glimpse of the german soldiers thoughts and motives. A very enjoyable novel written by a young Welch author.

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