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Rosie's War: An Englishwoman's Escape From Occupied France by [Say, Rosemary, Holland, Noel]
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Extraordinary - a must-read (Stylist)

Her memoirs are equally understated, told in almost matter-of-fact prose which somehow makes her story all the more compelling (Daily Express)

A truly powerful book (Woman's Own)

Terrific, a most remarkable and wonderfully atypical wartime story (Barry Norman)

Exciting, vividly told... The pages of this droll, fascinating posthumous memoir are fond witness to Rosemary Say's brio and quirky sense of fun (John Lahr The New Yorker)

This story of Rosie's horrifying imprisonment and daring escape is both frank and satisfyingly unsentimental (Readers' Digest)

I would recommend this book to anyone wishing for a slice of nostalgia laced with danger as it takes you back to a more innocent time yet with the most sinister of events unfolding... Such is its wide appeal I can even see this novel being made into a film (The Irish World)

A delightfully uplifting read, full of fascinating wartime detail and gung-ho spirit (Daily Mail)

About the Author

Noel Holland is the husband and wife team of Noel Fursman and Julia Holland. They now live on the Beara Peninsula in the south-west of Ireland, where for several years they ran a secondhand bookshop, Noel & Holland Books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4817 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O' Mara Books; 1st edition (18 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051GDJWY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 167 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,432 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
I absolutely loved this book. The book starts with Rosie, a young english woman, setting of to become an au pair in Avignon. This was in January 1939 and war with Germany was imminent. The book tells Rosie's true story; her imprisonment in two Nazi interment camps, her dramatic escape and struggle to get back to England. This is not a typical wartime story, it is absolutely extraordinary. To read a true story about the Second World War as experienced by a young woman; it was simply quite amazing. There were many moments in the book when I couldn't help but think: 'What would I have done, had I been in this situation'. Can't recommend enough, a great read for all.
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Rosie's War is a great read and a wonderful insight into the mind of a young woman at the outbreak of WW2. Rosie's personality really comes through and we see both her frailities and her strengths in coping with all the trials and tribulations of being caught up in occupied France in the early years of the war. This is an easy to read but absorbing book about real people having to manage and make the best of finding themselves in the unknown with all its dangers. The book is written with great care for both the characters and for the reader. The authors take some risks with their own sensitivities but this adds to the authenticity of the story.
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Not only was this book both informative and well researched with lots of interesting historical detail ,but it was also a thoroughly engaging story on a human interest level which provided me with an insight into just what it was about the character of this young woman ,Rosemary Say, which allowed her to believe that she could escape under such terrifying circumstances. The actual escape itself is an exciting mix of luck, human kindness and sheer courage.
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This book tells the true story, as the description above says, of a young English woman trapped in Occupied France, who makes a plucky escape from a POW camp back to her home in England. The book was written by Rosemary herself, and completed by her daughter and son-in-law after her death in 1996. How though did a girl such as this, for when this all began, our heroine was just a girl, end up in war torn France in the first place?

The answer was that she wanted to escape the increasingly dull existence that she felt had been mapped out for her - a dead end job that she did not enjoy and a boyfriend that she did not love, but everyone expected her to marry. In search of adventure and a desire to "see the world", Rosemary applied to work in Germany as an au pair, but having been convinced that this is not a good idea, as war seems about to break out, she instead takes a job in Avignon, France, where she is to help look after three young children.

She soon settles into her new life and learning fluent French, becomes part of her new family. Blissfully unaware of how bad things are across the rest of Europe, and ignoring her families please for her to return home, she chooses to stay until it is almost too late to escape. She is persuaded to flee back to England through Paris on the Eve of the German's triumphal march into that city, and on arrival witnesses the spectacle as they march up the Champs Elysees. In fear of her life, with nowhere to stay and no way of earning money, she is forced to take a series of low or unpaid jobs in exchange for board and lodging, until one fateful day she is arrested and taken to a POW camp.
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Saw this book and thought having read several of her other books , had to try , first the sample on Kindle - and then it had me hooked - the real deal. What an excellently written piece, provoked many thoughts of what life really was like during the war - luckily I never knew!
Always liked Rosie Thomas, continuing writing like this and I always will. This has made me want to ready other books fact or fiction about the work of women during the war, particularly the Resistance.
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A compelling tale drawing the reader into all the ups and downs of Rosie and Frida's escape. A must read
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....in France, just as WW2 breaks out, finding herself in an unreal world, and coming to terms with the reality of her circumstances.
The remarkable story of growing up and the amazing survival escaping occupied France.
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Enjoyed this book but read it a while ago and for some reason I can't get out without writing a review well worth reading
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