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Girl Who Fell From The Sky - 
      Simon Mawer

Girl Who Fell From The Sky

«Masterly . . . A tour de force that grips and never lets go»

, Mail on Sunday
The wonderful new novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE GLASS ROOM Les mer
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The wonderful new novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE GLASS ROOM
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Forlag: Abacus
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 368
ISBN: 9780349000060
Format: 20 x 13 cm
Walter Scott Prize 2013
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«Masterly . . . A tour de force that grips and never lets go»

, Mail on Sunday

«If you only read one book this year, read this one»

, Scotsman

«<b>Combines a stirring adventure with a potent reflection on the allure of desire, duty and danger</b>»

Evening Standard

«Such rewarding reading . . . <b>Mawer is a genuinely great contemporary writer</b>»

Financial Times - Simon Schama

«Where his last Booker-shortlisted novel,<i> The Glass Room</i>, gave an expansive overview of a whole country over the course of 50 years, Mawer's latest is a more intense and tightly-focused story. <b>Radiating an atmosphere of tense suspicion and claustrophobia, it is utterly gripping from start to finish</b>»

Daily Mail

«Masterly . . . <b>A tour de force that grips and never lets go</b>»

Mail on Sunday - Max Davidson

«<b>There are many shades of Graham Greene here</b>...delivers its story with the same delicate, stropped-razor deadliness that creeps up on you like Harry Lime in the shadows, nastily irresistible»

Financial Times

«<b>If you only read one book this year, read this one</b>»

Scotsman - Allan Massie

«<b>[A] skillfully and intelligently executed thriller</b>»

Washington Post

«<b>Incorporating many of the finest elements of spy thrillers</b>... a fascinating tale of and homage to the resistance fighters and members of the SOE»

New York Journal of Book

«<b>Full of the fascinating minutiae of espionage - aircraft drops, code-cracking, double agents, scrambled radio messages</b>...Mawer exhibits a great feeling for suspence, and produces memorable episodes in dark alleyways, deserted cafes, and shadowy corners of Père Lachaise»

The New Yorker

«<b>A smart, well-paced spy thriller based on the true, extraordinary story of the SOE recruiting French-speaking British women during World War II to go undercover</b>. Marian's journey from a young naïve school-girl to a cunning spy is well-developed and realistic, making her a memorable heroine»

An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month

«<b>A fascinating WWII novel based in fact</b>...Coming-of-age story meets old-fashioned tale of adventure»

Publishers Weekly

«Much-lauded British author Mawer vividly describes the deprivations in a war occupied country and its once-vibrant capital and provides testimony to the courage of countless members of the French Resistance. But this is <b>primarily a masterfully crafted homage to the 53 extraordinary women of the French section of the SOE on whose actual exploits the novel is based.</b> With its lyrical yet spare prose and heart-pounding climax, this is <b>a compelling historical thriller of the highest order</b>»

Booklist, starred review

«I read late into the night and cried a little when I was done. Mawer's set pieces are so beautiful you want to read them two or three times over. He writes about fear and about bravery better than any contemporary novelist I know»

, Observer

«Such rewarding reading . . . Mawer is a genuinely great contemporary writer»

, Financial Times

«<b>I read late into the night and cried a little when I was done</b>. Mawer's set pieces are so beautiful you want to read them two or three times over. <b>He writes about fear and about bravery better than any contemporary novelist I know</b>»

Observer - Rachel Cooke
Simon Mawer was born in 1948 in England, and spent his childhood there, in Cyprus and in Malta. He then moved to Italy, where he and his family lived for more than thirty years, and taught at the British International School in Rome. He and his wife currently live in Hastings. Simon Mawer is the author of several novels including the Man Booker shortlisted The Glass Room, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky and Tightrope.