Arlette’s Story



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On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Nazi-occupied France was destroyed, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by the German Gestapo. Arlette lives to tell the tale. A beautifully written, emotional debut and a reminder of the cruelty of the Nazi occupation in France.

One woman's struggle to fight back against the enemy in order to protect the ones she loves.

When Arlette Blaise sees a German plane fly over the family farm in 1940, she's comforted by the fact that the occupying forces are far away in the north of the country. Surely the war will not reach her family in the idyllic French countryside near to the small town of Oradour-sur-Glane?

But then Saul Epstein, a young Jewish man driven from his home by the Nazis, arrives at the farm and Arlette begins to realise that her peaceful existence might be gone for good ...

Angela Barton was born in London and grew up in Nottingham. She is married with three grown up children and two spoilt spaniels she calls her 'hairy daughters.' Passionate about writing both contemporary and historical fiction, Angela has won and also been shortlisted for several writing competitions. She reads avidly, makes book-related jewellery and loves a nice cup of tea. Having recently planted a field of lavender with her husband in south-west France, she is looking forward to spending more time writing in Charente and watching their lavender grow. Angela is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and Nottingham Writers' Studio.

ISBN: 9781912550128
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/06/2019
RRP: $24.99
Pages: 288
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Imprint: Choc Lit