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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clement Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor...

Издательство: "ABACUS" (2013)

Формат: 125x200, 368 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-349-00006-0

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Simon Mawer

Simon Mawer (born 1948, England) is a British author. He currently lives in Italy.

Educated at Millfield School in Somerset and at Brasenose College, Oxford, Mawer took a degree in Zoology and has worked as a biology teacher for most of his life. He published his first novel, "Chimera", (Hamish Hamilton, 1989) at the comparatively late age of thirty-nine. It won the McKitterick Prize for first novels. "Mendel's Dwarf" followed three works of modest success and established him as a writer of note on both sides of the Atlantic. The New York Times judged it one of the "books to remember" of 1998. The option on a film version was sold first to Uzo and then to Barbra Streisand. "The Gospel of Judas" and "The Fall" followed, with the latter winning the 2003 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. More recently, he published "Swimming to Ithaca", a novel partially inspired by his childhood on the island of Cyprus. He has mounted one foray into the field of non-fiction, "Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics", which was published in conjunction with the Field Museum of Chicago as a companion volume to the museum's current exhibition of the same name.

Personal life

Mawer has lived in Italy since 1977. He is married and has two children.

Bibliography

* "Chimera" (1989)
* "A Place in Italy" (1992)
* "The Bitter Cross" (1992)
* "A Jealous God" (1996)
* "Mendel's Dwarf" (1997)
* "The Gospel of Judas" (2000)
* "The Fall" (2003)
* "Swimming to Ithaca" (2006)
* "Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics" (2006)

External links

* [http://www.simonmawer.com/ Official site]

Источник: Simon Mawer

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