W&N Literary Fiction HB / ETPB June £18.99 / £13.99 320pp 978 1 474 60290 7 / 978 1 474 60291 4 eBook: £18.99 / 978 1 474 60293 8
‘In the world of the espionage thriller, Alan Furst is in a class of his own’ – William Boyd
ALAN FURST A Hero in France
The master of historical espionage returns with his finest novel to date, a heart-stopping thriller set during the French Resistance. Spring 1941. Britain is losing the war. But the fighters of the French Resistance are determined not to give up. These courageous men and women – young and old, aristocrats and nightclub owners, teachers and military heroes – run an escape line for British airmen down to Spain. In Rouen and Orléans, in secret hotels, and on the streets, they prise open Europe’s sealed doors to lead British fighters to freedom . . . Thrilling, seductive and heart-poundingly tense, A Hero in France is a story of courage against the odds, set during one of the most intriguing periods of recent history. ‘Furst’s ability to recreate the terrors of espionage is matchless’ Robert Harris ‘Alan Furst . . . has set standards that none of his fêted contemporaries can match’ Sunday Telegraph Alan Furst is the author of fourteen novels including TV Book Club choice Spies of the Balkans, The Spies of Warsaw, which became a BBC mini-series starring David Tennant, and Midnight in Europe.
A TV Book Club pick Made into a BBC mini-series starring David Tennant
W&N Fiction • June 2016
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