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The award
The award
Steel, Danielle, 1948-2016
Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The local German military commandant makes Gaëlle family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness and ill health. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And by accident, Gaëlle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help. Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes a valuable member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children to safety underneath the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Then she is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing and dangerous plan to save part of France's artistic heritage as the Germans withdraw. And once again, her life is on the line.
Main title:
The award / Danielle Steel.
London : Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2016©2016
319 pages ; 24 cm.
"One woman's bravery in wartime, recognized at last" -- Cover.
9780593068977 (paperback)9780593068960 (hardback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionSTEEOnloan - Due: 26 Aug 2021
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionSTEEAvailable
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionSTEEAvailable