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A Lily of the Field

(2010)
(The seventh book in the Frederick Troy series)
A novel by

 
 
Vienna 1934. Ten-year-old Meret Voytek becomes a pupil of esteemed musician professor Viktor Rosen, a Jew in exile from Germany. Three years later, aware that the Nazis are advancing, Rosen tells his promising pupil that he must leave Vienna for London. When Vienna quietly comes under Nazi rule, Meret witnesses the repercussions for the city's Jews, but when her orchestra becomes a division of the Hitler Youth, she complies and wears the uniform. Meanwhile, across Europe, Dr. Karel Szabo, a Hungarian physicist, has been interned in a camp on the Isle of Man. Shortly thereafter, Szabo is transported to Canada and rescued by the Americans, who recruit him to join the team in New Mexico building an atomic bomb. In his ninth book, Lawton moves seamlessly from Vienna and Auschwitz to the deserts of New Mexico to London, illustrating the fascinating parallels of the enemy alien, Szabo and gentile Voytek, as fate carries each across the distinct and untraditional battlefields of the destructive war to an unexpected intersection at the novel's close. The result, A Lily of the Field, is Lawton's best book yet, an historically accurate and remarkably written novel that explores the diaspora of two Europeans from the rise of Hitler to the postatomic age.

Genre: Thriller

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May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Lily of the Field
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 1-61185-601-9 / 978-1-61185-601-9 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Lily of the Field: A Novel (Inspector Troy)
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ISBN: 0-8021-1956-5 / 978-0-8021-1956-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Lily of the Field
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Lily of the Field: An Inspector Troy Novel (The Inspector Troy Novels)
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Lily of the Field
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ISBN: 1-61185-599-3 / 978-1-61185-599-9 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Lily of the Field: An Inspector Troy Novel (Inspector Troy Series, Book 7)
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Title: A Lily of the Field: An Inspector Troy Novel (Inspector Troy Series, Book 7)
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Title: A Lily of the Field: The Inspector Troy series, Book 7
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November 2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Lily Of The Field
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ISBN: 0-85735-382-9 / 978-0-85735-382-5 (UK edition)
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Title: A Lily of the Field
Author(s): John Lawton
ISBN: 0-85735-381-0 / 978-0-85735-381-8 (UK edition)
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May 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Lily of the Field (Inspector Troy series Book 7)
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October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Lily of the Field (Inspector Troy Thriller Book 7)
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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