Telling Lies by Tricia Glensor
  

Telling Lies

Written by Tricia Glensor
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Synopsis

Telling Lies by Tricia Glensor

When a French family decide to hide a downed Kiwi airman and smuggle him to safety, the only way that he and they can survive is to weave a web of lies Set in 1942 in occupied France, tELLING LIES is the story of a 15-year-old girl, Simone, whose family are supporters of the Resistance. Simone finds herself taking an active part in helping a New Zealand airman who has parachuted out of his crippled RAF bomber near their farm. this tale of what it was like to live in occupied France evokes the varying moods of the times superbly: paranoia, fear, defiance, betrayal, split loyalties, nostalgia for simpler times, hardship, quick thinking ...Against this beautifully evoked backdrop of time and place - and consideration of the issues that people of all ages had to face - is a thrilling adventure whose twists and turns hold you in thrall. tricia was inspired to write the book by a trip to France in 2008, when she met Monique Fillerin, the last surviving member of the legendary Fillerin family, who sheltered her father in 1942 and helped him escape back to England. While tELLING LIES is fictional, it draws on some of her father's experiences as he recorded them in his diary. Ages: 10+

About the Author

Patricia Glensor lives in a clifftop house on Wellington's wild and beautiful south coast. She has three adult children, loves travelling and the outdoors, and works as a freelance writer and editor. For the last fifteen years she has edited the New Zealand School Journal. This is her first novel.

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Format

Paperback
176 pages

Author

Tricia Glensor
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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)

Publication date

1st April 2012

ISBN

9781869509347


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