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Madeleine / Euan Cameron.

By: Cameron, Euan (Translator).
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, 2019Description: 330 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780857058591 : (hbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Europe. -- Fiction | Romance fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Vichy (France)DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: The Dark Years were 1940-44, the years of defeat and the Vichy regime with its “National Revolution”, of the German Occupation and Collaboration, of the Resistance and the “Epuration”, the bloody purge of those who had collaborated with the Germans that followed the Liberation. It is a fascinating period, also bleak and disturbing because of the questions it invites. Madeleine is a quest novel. The narrator, Will Latymer, an English violinist, gets a letter from a French cousin, Ghislaine, of whom he knows nothing. She tells him that her mother, Madeleine, has received a package of papers from her first husband, Henry Latymer, an English painter and Will’s grandfather, who has just died in Argentina. [...] It is in Vichy, too, that Henry will meet Madeleine, whose father is a senior civil servant. Madeleine, now living in Brittany in the modern part of the novel, may have been the love of his life; but her story, like his, is as mysterious as it is sad. -- The Scotsman, 17 July 2019
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The Dark Years were 1940-44, the years of defeat and the Vichy regime with its “National Revolution”, of the German Occupation and Collaboration, of the Resistance and the “Epuration”, the bloody purge of those who had collaborated with the Germans that followed the Liberation. It is a fascinating period, also bleak and disturbing because of the questions it invites.

Madeleine is a quest novel. The narrator, Will Latymer, an English violinist, gets a letter from a French cousin, Ghislaine, of whom he knows nothing. She tells him that her mother, Madeleine, has received a package of papers from her first husband, Henry Latymer, an English painter and Will’s grandfather, who has just died in Argentina.

[...] It is in Vichy, too, that Henry will meet Madeleine, whose father is a senior civil servant. Madeleine, now living in Brittany in the modern part of the novel, may have been the love of his life; but her story, like his, is as mysterious as it is sad.

-- The Scotsman, 17 July 2019

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