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Farrant, Natasha: The Things We Did for Love

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Farrant, Natasha: The Things We Did for Love

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Farrant, Natasha

The Things We Did for Love

Faber, 2012, pp229, 9.99 [pounds sterling]

978 0 571 27817 6

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Occupied France 1944: two teenagers falling in love, a German soldier mourning a loss of innocence, a village in disarray. This is the setting for Natasha Farrant's debut novel, based on true events that occurred in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in June 1944.

Arianne's mother is dead and her father is in a prisoner of war camp. She has known Luc all her life, but since Luc comforted her over her mother's illness and death when she was just ten years old, their relationship has always been more than friendship. Now that Luc has returned to Samaroux, having left with his mother five years before, it seems certain that their relationship will take the next step. Luc has been staying with his grandfather and his sudden return has the whole village deliberating over the reasons why. …

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