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A Packhorse Called Rachel Kindle Edition
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A talented pianist and a Chemistry student, Rachel volunteers to join the fight against the occupying Nazis and the turncoat Vichy government - and her role is covert surveillance of German troop movements and the supply of provisions to the Resistance fighters. Already fighting illness and malnutrition that's left her covered in painful, suppurating boils, Rachel tremblingly offers up her virginity to a boorish drunk farmer in order to secure the bleak mountainside shelter that will be her operational base and, accompanied only by her faithful dog, Nourse, and a gentle shepherd boy, dedicates her life to the Maquis.
Read it and find out for yourself whether the ending can be said to be a happy one - but there's probably no better summary than that provided, rather impressively, by the author's friend, Fay Weldon: `A fascinating tale and true. Beautifully written'.
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A thoroughly gripping first-hand account of courageous resistance work in occupied France. So good I've bought her other war book, 'The Interpreter'. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chris Esmond
It's a great theme, but it's very badly written and very disjointed. Ditched it half way through, couldn't follow it and found it very irritating. What a shame!Published 19 months ago by Mik
Found this book very disjointed, it's probably a good story if you stick with it. Binned after 3chapters. Hope this is her only book. Read morePublished on 17 July 2014 by Mark