Charlotte Gray (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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A moving and powerful historical novel set in London and France during World War II. A strong and convincing woman protagonist and a beautiful love story. — Barbara Morrow


New York Times bestseller by award-winning author of Birdsong

Charlotte Gray tells the remarkable story of a young Scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate Occupied France from the Nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own.

In blacked-out, wartime London, Charlotte Gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle-weary RAF pilot, and when he fails to return from a daring flight into France she is determined to find him. In the service of the Resistance, she travels to the village of Lavaurette, dyeing her hair and changing her name to conceal her identity. Here she will come face-to-face with the harrowing truth of what took place during Europe's darkest years, and will confront a terrifying secret that threatens to cast its shadow over the remainder of her days. Vividly rendered, tremendously moving, and with a narrative sweep and power reminiscent of his novel Birdsong, Charlotte Gray confirms Sebastian Faulks as one of the finest novelists working today.

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks worked as a journalist for fourteen years before taking up writing full-time in 1991. He was voted Author of the Year by the British Book Awards for Birdsong, which was also a New York Times bestseller.  He is best known for his trilogy of novels set in France: The Girl at the Lion d’Or, Birdsong, and Charlotte Gray. He is also the author of Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, the Fatal Englishman, Engleby, and the James Bond novel Devil May Care.  He lives in London with his wife and three children.

Praise For…

"A miraculous novel. . . . Faulks is a master indeed." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Eloquent and moving. . . . A page turner for grown-ups, a novel with the rich detail of a great historical narrative." -The Baltimore Sun

"There is no shortage of dramatic tension, excitement or persuasive detail [in Charlotte Gray]. . . .  Mr. Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer." --The New York Times

"This powerful novel...explodes into an immensely gripping tale." --The Wall Street Journal

"What begins as a conventional love story becomes an adventure of the spirit... Charlotte Gray has depth and texture." --The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375704550
ISBN-10: 0375704558
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 11th, 2000
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Vintage International