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5.0 out of 5 stars
A delight to read, 20 Oct 2002
I read this book having already read Birdsong to help with my English A Level last summer. WW2 is a period in history which both fascinates and appalls me, and I found this book exactly the same.
The way in which Faulkes writes about the deportation of the two Jewish boys i found particularily harrowing. Although i have read many eyewitness accounts of the deportation of the Jews, I found this fictional piece to be just as real and distressing.
The style of writing of this book kept me glued to it and really drew me into the story.
I would not agree with the earlier comment that Charlotte's relationship with her father is not an important part of the story. I found it interesting to see characters from Birdsong, i.e. Charlotte's father, in this book, and was intrigued to see what part they played in this war.