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White Mouse | Nancy Wake
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Nancy Wake, nicknamed 'the white mouse' for her ability to evade capture, tells her own story. As the Gestapo's most wanted person, and one of the most highly decorated servicewomen of the war, it's a story worth telling. After living and working in Paris in the 1930's, Nancy married a wealthy Frenchman and settled in Marseilles. Her idyllic new life was ended by World War II and the invasion of France. Her life shattered, Nancy joined the French resistance and, later, began work with an escape-route network for allied soldiers. Eventually Nancy had to escape from France herself to avoid capture by the Gestapo. In London she trained with the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent and saboteur before parachuting back into France. Nancy became a leading figure in the Maquis of the Auvergne district, in charge of finance and obtaining arms, and helped to forge the Maquis into a superb fighting force. During her lifetime, Nancy Wake was hailed as a legend. Her autobiography recounts her extraordinary wartime experiences in her own words.
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If you‘ve come to The White Mouse looking for a non-fiction version of The Book Thief or All The Light We Cannot See, you can move right along. This book is not a work of art, it‘s not going to win any literary awards, but it‘s deeply – unavoidably! – charming. It‘s a story of incredible bravery and hardship, told without any sentimentality or self-effacing nonsense. Full review: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-white-mouse-nancy-wake/

RachelO Sounds good! 1mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins @RachelO It really is - enjoy! 1mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @ljuliel Cheers! Much appreciated! 😍 1mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Freespirit Awesome! Enjoy! ❤ 1mo
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