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The Resource Code name Hélène : a novel, Ariel Lawhon

Code name Hélène : a novel, Ariel Lawhon

Label
Code name Hélène : a novel
Title
Code name Hélène
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ariel Lawhon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A novel based on the real life story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, about the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII."--
  • "Told in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war, Code Name Hélène is a spellbinding and moving story of enduring love, remarkable sacrifice and unfaltering resolve that chronicles the true exploits of a woman who deserves to be a household name. It is 1936 and Nancy Wake is an intrepid Australian expat living in Paris who has bluffed her way into a reporting job for Hearst newspaper. She is fighting to cover the disturbing reports of violence coming out of Vienna and Berlin when she meets the wealthy French industrialist Henri Fiocca. No sooner does Henri sweep Nancy off her feet and convince her to become Mrs. Fiocca than the Germans invade France and she takes yet another name: a code name.As LUCIENNE CARLIER she smuggles people and documents across borders under the guise of an oblivious mistress. Soon enough the Gestapo hears of a female operative with a remarkable ability to evade capture, and Nancy earns a new nickname: THE WHITE MOUSE. But this one carries with it a five million franc bounty on her head. Forced to escape France and leave Henri behind for the safety of both of them, Nancy enters training with the Special Operations Executives, who transform her into Hélène. Finally, with mission in hand, Nancy is airdropped back into France as the deadly MADAM ANDRÉ. She soon becomes one of the most powerful leaders in the French Resistance, known for her ferocious wit, her signature red lipstick, and her ability to summon weapons straight from the Allied Forces. But no one can protect Nancy if the enemy finds out these four women are one and the same, and the closer to liberation France gets, the more exposed she--and the people she loves - will become."--Publisher description
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawhon, Ariel
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L447
LC item number
C63 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wake, Nancy
  • Women spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australians
Label
Code name Hélène : a novel, Ariel Lawhon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9780385544689
Lccn
2019025941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait, map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1107844856
Label
Code name Hélène : a novel, Ariel Lawhon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
450 pages
Isbn
9780385544689
Lccn
2019025941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait, map
System control number
(OCoLC)on1107844856

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