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Neal Ascherson - The Death of The Fronsac (2nd Hand Paperback)

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An unforgettable recreation of life in wartime, and of the tragic fate of Poland in the 20th Century. A story of sabotage, betrayal & the terrible sadness of exile.

Scotland, 1940.

The Fronsac, a French warship, blows up in the Firth of Clyde.

The disaster is witnessed by three locals. Jackie, a young girl who thinks she caused the explosion by running away from school. Her mother Helen, a spirited woman married to a dreary young officer; and their lodger, a Polish soldier whose country has just been erased from the map by Hitler and Stalin.

All their lives will be changed by the death of the Fronsac.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
  • Published : 2017 (This Edition 2018 - Head of Zeus)
  • ISBN : 9781786694393
  • SKU : B003317
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Remarkable' - The Times.

'A wayward story told with admirable vigour and intensity. - The National.

'A story that conjures up memorable characters and describes vividly the wartime atmosphere . . . an engrossing book' - Greenock Telegraph.

'Ambitious and affecting.' - Sunday Herald.

'Neal Ascherson's gripping second world war novel is a thoughtful portrait of the wartime experience.' - The Spectator.

'A humane and compassionate novel. As wise as it is rich. It is an absorbing, complex and humane piece of fiction about terrible times and how good and bad people make the best they can of them' - The Bottle Imp.

'It brings history to life for sure but stands as a remarkable novel. I hope Ascherson has more novels to write.' - Tribune.

'A gripping fictional account. - Country Life.

'A magnificent novel' - The Times.

'Gripping' - The Spectator.

The Author

Charles Neal Ascherson is a Scottish journalist and writer. He has been described by Radio Prague as "one of Britain's leading experts on central and eastern Europe". Ascherson is the author of several books on the history of Poland and Ukraine. His work has appeared in The Guardian and The New York Review of Books.

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