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The Prisoner's Wife

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
Inspired by the true story of a daring deception that plunges a courageous young woman deep into the horrors of a Nazi POW camp to be with the man she loves.

In the dead of night, a Czech farm girl and a British soldier travel through the countryside. Izabela and prisoner of war Bill have secretly married and are on the run, with Izzy dressed as a man. The young husband and wife evade capture for as long as possible—until they are cornered by Nazi soldiers with tracking dogs.

Izzy's disguise works. The couple are assumed to be escaped British soldiers and transported to a POW camp. However, their ordeal has just begun, as they face appalling living conditions and the constant fear of Izzy's exposure. But in the midst of danger and deprivation comes hope, for the young couple are befriended by a small group of fellow prisoners. These men become their new family, willing to jeopardize their lives to save Izzy from being discovered and shot.

The Prisoner's Wife tells of an incredible risk, and of how our deepest bonds are tested in desperate times. Bill and Izzy's story is one of love and survival against the darkest odds.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Deeply moving and compelling ... an epic journey not only across war-torn countries but deep into the heart of what it is to be human. A heart-rending story beautifully told." - Judith Allnatt

"A powerful page-turner." - Marie Benedict

"A powerful love story that exquisitely depicts the courage and strength of the human spirit in the face of the tremendous cost of war." - Chanel Cleeton

"Based on the experiences of real people and real events, The Prisoner’s Wife seamlessly and skilfully breathes intense, fully realised life into the stark scenes it describes. The author shows us love's ability to inspire the deepest devotion as well as acts of unimaginable sacrifice and bravery. I was by turns moved, outraged and humbled." - Deborah Kay Davies

"You will be spellbound by this stellar debut." - Susan Meissner


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November 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Prisoner's Wife
Author(s): Maggie Brookes
ISBN: 1-64358-689-0 / 978-1-64358-689-2 (USA edition)
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