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Greek Gold
Greek Gold : A novel in two parts | Susan Barrett
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This is the story of a wartime hero and the daughter he never knew. In 1943, Alex, a newly married SOE agent, is dropped into German-occupied northern Greece. Badly hurt on landing, separated from supplies and his wireless operator, he gets in with the ‘wrong’ band of resistance fighters. His second mistake is to fall in love with a Rumanian-Greek, Ileana. Within a couple of months, he is dead. His daughter Helen, born after he was killed and now a widow herself, visits the scene of his death, hoping to find out more about his heroic action. Slowly she learns the truth from the villagers, in the company of newly-met Heinrich, a German plant collector, lecturer and widower. Helen revises the picture of her father. He was not the hero she thought he was but his all-too-human failings have brought him alive for her, with memories to cherish.
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This is a really enjoyable, gripping read. A couple of big plot twists that I really didn't see coming. A great exploration of human nature and relationships under the most difficult circumstances.

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#ReadHarder challenge 16: a self published book

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