by Sebastian Faulks
In BriefA Scottish spy in Vichy France, Charlotte Gray is a woman in search of her lost RAF lover. While living a double life in rural Lavaurette, she bears witness to France's shameful collaboration in the deportation of French Jews to Nazi death camps. An intricately detailed period adventure set against the epic backdrop of World War II.
Why you should read itAs a literary spy novel that honours the immense courage of real female SOE agents, Charlotte Gray evokes a flawless sense of place and period, while keeping the pages turning. Immaculately researched and beautifully written.