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TitleThe girl from the Channel Island / Jenny Lecoat. Large print. Ed
AuthorLecoat, Jenny, author.
CollectionAdult Large Print Fiction
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailableLP FIC LEC 

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International Standard Book Number 9781432885311 (hardcover)
Personal Name Lecoat, Jenny, author.
Title Statement The girl from the Channel Island / Jenny Lecoat.
Edition Statement Large print.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Waterville : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2021.
Physical Description 449 pages ;;
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Summary, Etc. "nspired by true events, the riveting story of a young Jewish woman trapped on the occupied island of Jersey during World War II. Summer 1940: Hedy Bercu fled Vienna two years ago. Now she watches the skies over Jersey for German planes, convinced that an invasion is imminent. When it finally comes, there is no counterattack from Allied forces--the Channel Islands are simply not worth defending. Most islanders and occupying forces settle into an uneasy coexistence, but for Hedy, the situation is perilously different. For Hedy is Jewish--a fact that could mean deportation, or worse. With no means of escape, Hedy hides in plain sight, working as a translator for the Germans while silently working against them. She forges a tentative friendship with a sympathetic German officer who wants to do the right thing. But as the war intensifies, Hedy knows she is in greater danger each day. Soon, her survival will depend not just on her own courage but on the community she has come to cherish and a man who should be her enemy. Vividly re-creating little-known events, this is an unforgettable tale of resilience and bravery, and of the extraordinary power found in quiet acts of heroism and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Jewish women Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements Jersey Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Jersey History 20th century Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Large type books.
Location LP FIC LEC 31662001658319

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