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
The Paris of the East by Karen McMillan
- Brand: McKenzie Publishing
- Product Code: 9780473270070
- Availability: In Stock