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World War II History at its best
30 November 2018
The story begins in recent times but there are long flashbacks to the war years of 1940- 1942, and 1962-63. It is mostly set in Paris. Valerie is on a journey of discove - searching for her roots in Paris. The main theme that is explored is what would parents/grandparents do to spare their child's pain of being ridiculed by the society they grew up in, specifically post war society in France.
I liked the way Lily Graham presented this theme with compassion and sensitivity and I liked the authentic historical background of the war years. A very touching story.