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'When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt, Priscilla, he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him and what he would learn about her hidden past. The glamorous, mysterious figure he remembered from his childhood was very different from the morally ambiguous young woman who emerged from the trove of love letters, photographs, and journals, surrounded by suitors and living the dangerous existence of a British woman in a country controlled by the enemy. He had heard rumors that Priscilla had fought in the Resistance, but the truth turned out to be far more complicated.

'As he investigated his aunt's life, dark secrets emerged, and Nicholas discovered the answers to the questions over which he'd been puzzling: What caused the breakdown of Priscilla's marriage to a French aristocrat? Why had she been interned in a prisoner-of-war camp, and how had she escaped? And who was the "Otto" with whom she was having a relationship as Paris was liberated?

'Piecing together fragments of one woman's remarkable and tragic life, Priscilla is at once a stunning story of detection, a loving portrait of a flawed woman trying to survive in terrible times, and a spellbinding slice of history.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      HarperCollins , 2014 .
      6274328938902846655.jpeg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 423p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 July 2014
      ISBN: 0062297031, 9780062297037

Works about this Work

Review : Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Peter Corris , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Nicholas Shakespeare 2014 single work biography
Heroes and Unheroes of War Jane Sutton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , July / August vol. 59 no. 7-8 2015; (p. 114-115)
Valentine to an Aunt Fills Abyss Pursuing an Enigma Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 February 2014; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 February 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Nicholas Shakespeare 2014 single work biography
Review : Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Jenny Summerville , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2014; (p. 58)

— Review of Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Nicholas Shakespeare 2014 single work biography
Valentine to an Aunt Fills Abyss Pursuing an Enigma Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 February 2014; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 February 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Nicholas Shakespeare 2014 single work biography
Review : Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Jenny Summerville , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2014; (p. 58)

— Review of Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Nicholas Shakespeare 2014 single work biography
Review : Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Peter Corris , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of Priscilla : The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France Nicholas Shakespeare 2014 single work biography
Heroes and Unheroes of War Jane Sutton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , July / August vol. 59 no. 7-8 2015; (p. 114-115)
Last amended 15 Feb 2014 11:48:04
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    France,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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