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Author: Owen Sheers

ISBN: 9780571275540
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1 January 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3
As part of Faber's Secrets and Lies series comes a thrilling and emotionally intense novel set in a World War Two where Britain has been invaded.

1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied... Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village.

A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this isolated community, this fragile state of harmony is increasingly threatened.

About the Author

Owen Sheers, born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales, was the 1999 winner of both an Eric Gregory Award and the Vogue Young Writer's Award. His first collection of poetry, The Blue Book, was short-listed for the Wales Book of the Year and ...

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