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The French Gift

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
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. 

Genre: General Fiction

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November 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 0-06-308232-2 / 978-0-06-308232-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The French Gift: A Novel
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Title: The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris
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Title: The French Gift
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ISBN: 1-76052-809-9 / 978-1-76052-809-6 (Australia edition)
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Title: French Gift
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Title: French Gift
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Title: French Gift Lib/E
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Title: The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris
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Title: The French Gift
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Title: The French Gift: A Novel of World War II Paris
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
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Title: The French Gift
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