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Can You Keep a Secret?
Author: Anne De Cintra

ISBN: 9781910500743
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 30 May 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 17.3 x 1.5
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An adventure story, set in war-time, where the main protagonist is a child. Although a fictional account, the story is set in a real historical context and many of the events are based actual first-hand testimony.Set in a rural town in south west France during 1940 to1944, the story examines the impact of the occupation by foreign invaders on the community, as seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old child. Living with a teenage brother,papa and mama, who own the cafe in market square, the child regularly escapes to a secret world in the forests to play with friends.The atmosphere in the town progressively darkens. The fall of Paris and the establishment of the Vichy government lead to occupation of the town by the German army. The cafe becomes central to the operation of the local black market and the growing resistance movement.The childs curiosity is aroused by the arrival of a mysterious female guest who takes a room above the cafe.When the child decides to follow the mystery guest into the woods and is discovered, the adult world of a secret agent and the childs world of secret hideouts become inextricably entangled.The childs ability to keep a secret is repeated...

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