'In its respectfulness and its dense poetic asides, beautifully translated by Euan Cameron, this tremendous biography is also very French' --Daily Telegraph, February 2010
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`An important contribution to understanding a complex, painful but ultimately triumphant story'. --The Sunday Telegraph
`... a memorable portrait of a strong, determined, sarcastic and humorous woman.' -- Literary Review
'Phillipponnat and Lienhardt scrupulously examine the extent to which Nemirovksy mined her own life and parental relationships for her fiction.' -- Metro
'... lavish in style and high in ambition.'
-- The Times
`The tragic life of the Suite FranÃ§aise'. --The Sunday Times
A remarkable, panoramic biography of the author of Suite Française,
a moving portrait of a woman and of her extraordinary times, and a sweeping saga of a turbulent period of European history, holding up a mirror to the world of publishing, intellectual thought, society and the darker shadow of prejudice between the wars.