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It is 1942 and Denmark is occupied by German troops. A young woman is invited to spend the summer with people she barely knows in a cottage on the North Sea coast. There she meets two people who will affect her entire life: a fourteen-year-old boy who is the nephew of her hosts, and an English airman who has been shot down over the marshlands nearby. Timid friendships develop into a dangerous triangle, and many years later an elderly man looks back on it all, asking himself whether his youthful desire gave way to an unforgivable betrayal. Virginia is a sensitive, deeply moving love story about the intricacies of relationships in the troubled 20th century, written with Grondahl's incomparable and sensitive insights into humanity.

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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Virginia
Author(s): Jens Christian Grondahl
ISBN: 1-84195-410-1 / 978-1-84195-410-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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2003 : Australia Paperback

Title: Virginia
Author(s): Grondahl Jens Christian
ISBN: 1-877008-42-7 / 978-1-877008-42-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Virginia
Author(s): Jens Christian Grondahl
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA