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The Resource Madeleine's war : a novel, Peter Watson

Madeleine's war : a novel, Peter Watson

Label
Madeleine's war : a novel
Title
Madeleine's war
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Watson
Title variation
Madeleines war
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A compulsively readable blend of romance and drama based on actual events in Britain and France leading up to D-Day in 1944 Matthew Hammond is a British military officer posted to the European theater during World War II. He sustained a serious injury on the front lines, so bad, in fact, that it cost him a lung. Now he is back in England, unable to fight, but he continues to serve his country by training new resistance fighters. One of the recruits under his tutelage is Madeleine, a spellbinding, impassioned French-Canadian with eyes of "burnished whiskey." Despite protocols discouraging romance, they are deeply in love, and Matthew is torn about putting Madeleine's life in danger. He already has one tragic affair with a Resistance fighter under his belt--his former lover, Celestine, was killed because her assassination of a German doctor went awry. But the Allies are mustering all their resources for crucial beach landings in Normandy, and Matthew knows his unit will need to play a role. It will be a very dangerous mission: parachuting in behind the Nazi line. As Madeleine progresses through the training with her fellow recruits, Matthew can only hope that luck will guide her through when the drop finally arrives."--
Summary
"A compulsively readable blend of romance and drama based on actual events in Britain and France leading up to D-Day in 1944 Matthew Hammond is a British military officer posted to the European theater during World War II. He sustained a serious injury on the front lines, so bad, in fact, that it cost him a lung. Now he is back in England, unable to fight, but he continues to serve his country by training new resistance fighters. One of the recruits under his tutelage is Madeleine, a spellbinding, impassioned French-Canadian with eyes of "burnished whiskey." Despite protocols discouraging romance, they are deeply in love, and Matthew is torn about putting Madeleine's life in danger. He already has one tragic affair with a Resistance fighter under his belt--his former lover, Celestine, was killed because her assassination of a German doctor went awry. But the Allies are mustering all their resources for crucial beach landings in Normandy, and Matthew knows his unit will need to play a role. It will be a very dangerous mission: parachuting in behind the Nazi line. As Madeleine progresses through the training with her fellow recruits, Matthew can only hope that luck will guide her through when the drop finally arrives. "--
Tone
Writing style
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10401444
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Watson, Peter
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6073.A875
LC item number
M33 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
Target audience
adult
Label
Madeleine's war : a novel, Peter Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20398398
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780385539791
Lccn
2014031871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0015630837
Label
Madeleine's war : a novel, Peter Watson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20398398
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9780385539791
Lccn
2014031871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(DLC)BK0015630837

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