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Jackdaws
Jackdaws | Ken Follett
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D-Day is approaching. They dont know where or when, but the Germans know itll be soon, and for Felicity Flick Clariet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britains most effective operatives in Northern France. She knows that the Germans ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications, and in the days before the invasion no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe. But when Flick and her Resistance-leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Code-named the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans-but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know-secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself Filled with the powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.
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Andrew65
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At first I wasn‘t sure about this Ken Follett Book, but it grew on me more and more and more as I carried on reading, and in the end loved the story and wanted to keep on reading. A Great War time story with some wonderful female lead characters, and what‘s more based on a true story. The lead character sounds like a great woman. I strongly recommend this book to Ken Follett fans, those who love wartime stories, & anyone who loves a great story.

EadieB Great story! Nice review! 3mo
Andrew65 Thanks 😊, and totally agree. 3mo
Crazeedi I'm adding! Havent read this one! 3mo
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Andrew65 Definitely worth the effort. 👍 3mo
Tove_Reads I wasn‘t sure in the beginning, but it got better and better. I‘d like to know about her life after the war as well! Btw, next up 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Thanks, looks like the library has it. 3mo
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Mine too! I‘ve bought most, because I don‘t want to read all of them, I need to read all of them! 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads We are getting well through them! 3mo
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EadieB
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Follett is a powerful storyteller and this one does not disappoint. His characters are unforgettable and his plots are mixed with authentic detail of historical events. Just before D-day a group of courageous woman led by Felicity “Flick” Clairet from the Special Operations Executive sabotage German‘s lines of communications in northern France which was a vital part of the success of the D-day mission. Read about the secret mission of Jackdaws!

Follow.my.read This was an ALL TIME FAVORITE!!!!!! I love Follett!!! 3mo
EadieB @Follow.my.read Definitely a good one! 3mo
Andrew65 This book just grew and grew and grew on me the more I read. Just finished it myself this afternoon but not written a review yet. 3mo
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EadieB @Andrew65 I thought it was an excellent story. 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Most definitely, and a very big story at that. 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I like how it was based on a true story. A woman named Pearl Witherington, a trained British courier, in charge of 2,000 men who was recommended for a Military Cross, which women were held ineligible. She received a civil MBE, which she returned, saying that she had done nothing civil. 3mo
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Andrew65
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Finally got a chance to start Jackdaws, which I am reading with @EadieB and @Tove_Reads . Always a pleasure to read a Ken Follett Book, a great storyteller.

Crazeedi I can't say that I've read this one! Hmmm, must have missed it 3mo
Tove_Reads Not ashamed to admit to reading it either 😂🤦‍♀️👀 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Definitely not! 😂 How‘s your reading of it progressing? 3mo
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Tove_Reads Done several days ago 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Did you enjoy it? 3mo
Tove_Reads Yes, even though the theme is still not my fave, but this one had a different angle which was nice. 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘m enjoying this one! Halfway done! @Tove_Reads (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Very similar, at 44%. An enjoyable read. @Tove_Reads 3mo
Tove_Reads Surprisingly fast read! @andrew65 @eadieb 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Reading 3 other books along with Jackdaws so I‘ve been switching around. @Tove_Reads 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Similar for me too, currently got three books on the go. His always seem to be quick reads. 3mo
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Tove_Reads
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Reading Ken Follett and I‘m not ashamed at all! Why am I telling you this? A man wrote in GR that it‘s embarrassing/a guilty pleasure to read Follett. That‘s sad! Nothing to feel ashamed of! Then I remembered that people have been embarrassed to read for example Harry Potter (adult covers to hide it), 50 shades, Paulo Coelho.

Andrew65 What‘s embarrassing or a guilty pleasure about reading a brilliant author like Ken Follett. How stupid! @EadieB (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 Hoping to start this tonight or tomorrow. 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 People are weird... 3mo
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Agreed, and quite snobbish about the books they read. Don‘t care how high brow or not an author is considered, more about if I enjoy the book, story, characters, etc. Read some of those authors that are considered high brow and some of those books are so boring and would switch me off reading. We read for enjoyment not to impress others. @EadieB (edited) 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 From now on I‘ll only listen to classical music and read Plato or Tsehov when I‘m out and about, so that everyone knows I‘m really smart 😂🤣😂🤣😜🤦‍♀️🤯 (edited) 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 👍🏽Indeed! Also quoting really smart people. 3mo
Oryx No such thing as a guilty read. Enjoy what you want. 3mo
wanderinglynn People ARE weird. I‘m never embarrassed of what I read, no matter how “juvenile” or “trashy.” 😂 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Whilst wearing a jacket with leather pouches on the elbows! 😂 3mo
Andrew65 @Oryx @wanderinglynn Agree totally, we all have different tastes in reading. Just read what you enjoy. (edited) 3mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Sounds about right! 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 When are you due back at work? 3mo
Tove_Reads @oryx @wanderinglynn Absolutely! The most important thing is that you read. It beats all the ones not reading! 3mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB @andrew65 Btw, Hammer of Eden is up next! 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Full time from beginning of September but will be doing work ready the last two weeks of August. 3mo
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Freespirit
Jackdaws | Ken Follett
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I just received my gorgeous #makerswap gift package from @LapReader lovely Allissa ❤️
The books look fab and I haven‘t read any of them! The homemade pin cushion and key ring is so cute. I will love using the colouring in book. I also loved the messages that came with each parcel😘😘 Thanks so much for organising this swap @LibrarianRyan

Crazeedi I ❤❤ your prizes! You got great books! 4mo
Freespirit I did @Crazeedi ! Ken Follett is a favourite author of mine❤️ 4mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 4mo
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SaberAA
Jackdaws | Ken Follett
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It's a bit biased towards the "good guys". I would've liked more scenes with the gestapo officer in it. I'm not so sure about how much the book reflects on actual war situations back then.
I don't regret diving in tho,

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Texreader
Jackdaws | Ken Follett
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MicheleinPhilly Your mom is the best. 2y
mariaku21 I love #momreviews! They're the best book preview ever. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
Jackdaws | Ken Follett
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Many moons ago, I read this book about female pilots flying behind the lines for spying and sabotage in about 4 hours.
#resistance
#junetunz
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Cinfhen Sounds like a good read! We all seem to be thinking WWII today😊 2y
Andrew65 Must read this. I love Keen Follett, but not read this. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Andrew65 You absolutely should. I'm also a big fan, and this is my favourite Follett. 2y
Andrew65 @TheKidUpstairs That's saying something! I have added it to my stack. Just recommended to our local library's e-books. 2y
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Melissa_J
Jackdaws | Ken Follett
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Since most of the books I read are fiction, today's #17booklove #fictionlove prompt is easy for me 😊This bookcase holds books from a variety of genres.

krismac Lots of good books you got there! :) 3y
JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤ 3y
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