Enthralling post-war sequel to Ann Widdecombe's second novel, AN ACT OF TREACHERY
The sequel to AN ACT OF TREACHERY
From bestselling author Ann Widdecombe, a moving tale of families broken apart by war, and one boy's quest to come to terms with his history.
Klaus-Pierre is the love-child of a young Frenchwoman and a senior, married German officer. Klaus-Pierre never knew his father, who was killed before he was born, and his mother was rejected by her family of patriots and resistance workers.
Cared for by his German family, Klaus-Pierre is loved and happy - but as he grows up in a Europe where old enemies are learning to cooperate, he tries to make his own 'Act of Peace' with his French relatives. The result is a horrifying confrontation between the two families when they meet accidentally in Provence.
Meanwhile, Klaus-Pierre is struggling with another quest to come to terms with his roots, as he tries to find out just what kind of man his father really was...
'Impressive . . . Widdecombe skilfully and often movingly uses the boy's struggle with his own painful history to throw light on the troubled years between 1945 and the fall ofthe BErlin Wall in 1989' SUNDAY TIMES
Tory MP for Maidstone. In John Major's Government she was Home Office Minister under Michael Howard. Shadow Home Secretary 1997-2001. Unmarried and a Roman Catholic convert. Has been writing since at school where she won essay prizes. Now writing third novel.