The French Gift by Kirsty Manning audiobook

The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris

By Kirsty Manning
Read by Deidre Rubenstein

HarperCollins 9780063082328

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200745555

  • ISBN: 9798200745548

  • ISBN: 9798200745562

Runtime: 9.74 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From Kirsty Manning, author of The Song of the Jade Lily, comes a gripping World War II-set historical novel about murder, secrets, and survival. 

A forgotten manuscript that threatens to unravel the past….

Fresne Prison, 1940: A former maid at a luxury villa on the Riviera, Margot Bisset finds herself in a prison cell with writer and French Resistance fighter Joséphine Murant. Together, they are transferred to a work camp in Germany for four years, where the secrets they share will bind them for generations to come. 

Paris, around about now: Evie Black lives in Paris with her teenage son, Hugo, above her botanical bookshop, La Maison Rustique. Life would be so sweet if only Evie were not mourning the great love of her life. 

When a letter arrives regarding the legacy of her husband’s great-aunt, Joséphine Murant, Evie clutches at an opportunity to spend one last magical summer with her son. They travel together to Joséphine’s house, now theirs, on the Côte d’Azur. Here, Evie unravels the official story of this famous novelist, and the truth of a murder a lifetime ago. Along the way, she will discover the little-known true story of the women who were enslaved by German forces in WWII. 

Bringing together the present and the past, The French Gift is a tender and heartbreaking story of female friendship, sacrifice and loss, and the promise of new love. 

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Author Bio: Kirsty Manning

Author Bio: Kirsty Manning

Kirsty Manning grew up in northern New South Wales, Australia. She has degrees in literature and communications and worked as an editor and publishing manager in book publishing for over a decade. A country girl with wanderlust, her travels and studies have taken her through most of Europe, the east, and west coasts of the United States as well as pockets of Asia. Kirsty’s journalism and photography specializing in lifestyle and travel regularly appear in magazines, newspapers, and online. She lives in Australia.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English