The Paris of the East by Karen McMillan

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A sweeping epic of love and war, courage and survival, sacrifice and loss.


Warsaw, 1939. Four friends picnic on a brilliant summer’s day and celebrate an engagement, aware of the rumbles of war, but hopeful that in any conflict Poland will have the upper hand...

A page-turning story that spans the period of the Second World War, this is a dramatic historical adventure that goes from Warsaw to Lublin, from Bucharest to Paris, from London to the Concentration Camp at Ravensbruck – but always at the heart of this novel is the mesmerising city of Warsaw – ‘The Paris of the East.’
 
"From the derring-do of Allied fighter pilots to the cunning of the Polish resistance and the everyday bravery of a professor and his daughter, there are heroes of all kinds in this sweeping tale of war-torn Warsaw. At its heart lies a tender love story which offers a glimpse of hope for a better future, and reminds us that humanity and kindness ultimately always prevail."  - NEXT Magazine

"The weaving of truth and imagination blurs the lines of fiction into a compelling and enjoyable read." -  Australian Women's Weekly

"Admirable characters and well-researched writing."  - NZ Herald

"The Paris of the East is a generous and energetic account of an historical period of terrible darkness, and one that revives what is often overlooked." - Coast FM

"I found this book very hard to put down. A tender love story, a story of courage and survival set in extraordinary times." - Booksellers NZ Blog 
 
"This is a compelling tale of love, heroes and the utter determination and will to live against all odds." - Hawkes Bay Today
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