Simon Mawer in Ely

Thursday 31st May 2012

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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From the author of the Booker shortlisted and highly acclaimed The Glass Room comes a new, gripping story of wartime intelligence and love. Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, naive yet too clever for her own good. Now recruited to go undercover in wartime France, her official mission demands that she must act as a Resistance courier.

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky is hugely evocative of the streets of Paris, and the dangerous excitement of  avoiding the Gestapo. Both a pacy and thrilling story of jeopardy and adventure, and a moving meditation on patriotism, betrayal and the limits of love. Come and meet Simon Mawer – the architect of this splendid novel – as he talks about his life and books.