The Welsh Girl

By Peter Ho Davies
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Mariner Books, (1/14/2008)
Language:English



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Set in the stunning landscape of North Wales just after D-Day, Peter Ho Davies’s profoundly moving first novel traces the intersection of disparate lives in wartime. When a POW camp is established near her village, seventeen-year-old barmaid Esther Evans finds herself strangely drawn to the camp and its forlorn captives. She is exploring the camp boundary when the astonishing occurs: Karsten, a young German corporal, calls out to her from behind the fence. From that moment on, the two foster a secret relationship that will ultimately put them both at risk. Meanwhile, another foreigner, the German-Jewish interrogator Rotherham, travels to Wales to investigate Britain's most notorious Nazi prisoner, Rudolf Hess. In this richly drawn and thought-provoking work, all will come to question where they belong and where their loyalties lie.
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Rosalie's thoughts on "The Welsh Girl"
updated on:6/28/2010

A different look at WW  II.  I enjoyed this book.  I was not aware of internment camps in Great Britain -- I guess I never thought about the German POW's. 

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"The Welsh Girl"
By Peter Ho Davies

Average Rating:
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