The Story Behind ‘The List’: Occupied France 1941-42

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It’s surprising where research can lead you. I have been reading about World War II and France. Robert Gildea’s book Marianne in Chains: Daily Life in the Heart of France During the German Occupation describes everyday life in the Occupied Zone and investigates certain myths about ordinary French people’s attitudes and fears. Continue reading

History People #1: Wartime Fiction: Wandering Off the Beaten Track

The first GI arrives in Northern Ireland, January 1941

The first GI arrives in Northern Ireland, January 1942

This is the first in a series of guest posts by fellow historical fiction authors. Dianne Ascroft, who writes World War II fiction, kicks it off with some thought-provoking reflections on unusual settings for wartime fiction and what readers are looking for. Thanks for joining us today, Dianne. Continue reading