'Seventy years after we declared war on Germany, it is worth remembering that, while mainland Britain struggled to keep at bay the threat of Nazi invasion, the people of the Channel Islands knew just what such an invasion could mean... What makes this story so compelling is the way in which original documents and papers are interspersed, highlighting the gradual erosion and ultimate destruction of the rights of the Jewish islanders. A very timely book indeed' - Daily Mail. 'A hardback gem of Jewish resistance, chilling, charming and interspersed with authentic papers and broadcasts of the time' - Jewish Chronicle. 'Libby capably and confidently weaves a pitch-perfect novel out of the facts surrounding the oppression ... gripping, heart-rending reading' - Dovegreyreader.
This is an unforgettable read about the effects that WW11 had on the lives of the people of Jersey. To read it is to weep at the atrocities and unfairness, to rage at how this was allowed to happen, but ultimately to rejoice in the determined survival spirit that shone through. The fact that these events really took place and that they are not the invention of the author makes it all the more heart wrenching to read. Libby Cone has written her book in a sensitive manner and even allowed moments of humour to creep in. The author also used actual radio broadcasts of the time and several of the book's characters were real people, not inventions from Cone's mind, which makes the book all the more poignant.
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