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WWII French Resistance - Female lead character

Chatterbox
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Location: New York

Postby Chatterbox » Mon June 29th, 2009, 3:33 pm

I knew there were more...

Night Sky by Clare Francis. A woman in the resistance is one of three central characters who interact in the main plot.

Fall from Grace by Larry Collins. Published about 25 years ago, very good, revolves around an Englishwoman in the SOE just ahead of D-Day. Gripping, chilling.

Both I would highly recommend.
Last edited by Chatterbox on Mon June 29th, 2009, 5:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: brain mould caused error in book name...

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon June 29th, 2009, 4:24 pm

Sorry I missed this. Not French resistance but see if you have Rosalind Laker's This Shining Land. It's based on the Norwegian resistance movement against Nazi occupation. If I recall her husband was involved in the movement as well.
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Postby Eigon » Tue June 30th, 2009, 7:42 pm

I grew up on the exploits of 'Mamzelle X'. I think she was a character in Mandy or Bunty - one of the girls' comics in the 1960s. Does anyone else remember her?

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Postby Carla » Wed July 1st, 2009, 10:54 am

"Eigon" wrote:I grew up on the exploits of 'Mamzelle X'. I think she was a character in Mandy or Bunty - one of the girls' comics in the 1960s. Does anyone else remember her?


I remember a story about a girl in the French Resistance in one of those comics - schoolgirl by day, spy and secret agent by night. Seem to remember she had some sort of cat-suit that allowed her to climb up walls, and she did things like steal top secret documents from the German commander's safe and take photographs of plans for V2 rocket launchers. I can't remember her name, though.
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Postby Eigon » Fri July 3rd, 2009, 11:51 am

That was her!

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Postby cookie » Tue September 15th, 2009, 3:37 am

Thank you for all the great suggestions... very much appreciated.

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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
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Postby SCW » Thu December 16th, 2010, 9:45 am

I just read Jackdaws! What sort of book makes you think that you could have written a better one yourself!


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