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'Charlotte Gray' is the second novel of Sebastian Faulks that I have had the pleasure to read. I read 'Birdsong' while on camping holiday in France. Strong word of mouth reviews from friends and the Flanders setting dovetailed together for a promising holiday read. It sustained me through two weeks of heatwave and mosquito bites.
We returned to France this year. My wife organised the kids, luggage , ferry... I purchased 'Charlotte Gray'. I finished it before we left the house.
Never in my entire life have read a work of fiction that so skillfully handles the subject of evil. The beginning chapters are set in England after the Battle of Britain. War is a threat, but a distant one. The… Read more