Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February, 1626 – 17 April, 1696) was a French aristocrat celebrated for her vivid and witty letters. Most of the letters were written to her daughter, Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné.
A historical fiction story following two female reports during World War II. Annie March arrives in France, 1944 after D-Day, her mentor is Martha Gellhorn, an ace reporter, editor, who is in a troubled marriage to writer Ernest Hemingway. Annie gets to know several soldiers and takes on photography to tell her story.
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29, August 1862 – 6, May 1949) was a poet, writer and playwright from Belgium.
The book is well researched, it presents events with historical accuracy without spending time on nuances which will bog down the story. I enjoyed that the author tried to make the story flow presenting relevant facts intertwining with the narrative.
Heinrich Heine (13 December, 1797 – 17 February, 1856) was a German writer, critic and poet.
Even though The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle,and von Choltitz Saved the City of Lightis short, it is full of information told is very readable
D-Day Girls The Spies Who Armed the Resistance Sabotaged the Nazis and Helped Win World War II -historical accounts of women spies, tied into a single narrative
A historical fiction novel taking place in Paris, 1942, and follows an art dealer trying to save art from the hands of the Nazis.
The Cook by Maylis de Kerangal (translated by Sam Taylor) is a fictional biography of Mauro, a young man who dreams of working as a cook / chef.
Odysseas Elytis (2 November, 1911 – 18 March, 1996) was a Greek poet, Program Director of the Greek National Radio Foundation, and a 1979 Nobel Prize laureate.