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The Resource Gardens of stone, Stephen Grady and Michael Wright

Gardens of stone, Stephen Grady and Michael Wright

Label
Gardens of stone
Title
Gardens of stone
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Grady and Michael Wright
Title variation
Gardens of stone
Title variation remainder
my boyhood in the French Resistance
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary French Resistance wartime memoir, combining the best kind of adventure story with a coming of age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy. September 2011, Halkidiki, Northern Greece. A solitary 86 year-old man gazes across an Aegean headland, knowing that he must finally confront his past. He begins to write...September 1939, Nieppe, Northern France. 14 year-old Stephen is living with his family, 25 kilometres from Ypres. His French mother battles with her encroaching blindness. Failing to escape the advancing German army, his English father can no longer look after the war graves that cast so heartbreaking a shadow across the region. Stephen and his friend Marcel embark upon their great adventure: collecting souvenirs from strafed convoys and crashed Messerschmitts. But their world turns dark when arrested and imprisoned for sabotage and threatened with deportation or the firing squad
Summary
An extraordinary wartime memoir, combining the best kind of adventure story with a coming of age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10231201
Cataloging source
NOV
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1925-
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Grady, Stephen
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1966-
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Wright, Michael
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True
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  • Grady, Stephen
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Gardens of stone, Stephen Grady and Michael Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: My boyhood in the French Resistance
Control code
000050531933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781444760606
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports.
Label
Gardens of stone, Stephen Grady and Michael Wright
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: My boyhood in the French Resistance
Control code
000050531933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
431 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781444760606
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports.

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