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The secret purposes

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THE SECRET PURPOSES, David Baddiel's third novel, takes us into a little-known and still somewhat submerged area of British history: the internment of German Jewish refugees on the Isle of Man during the Second World War. Isaac Fabian, on the run with his young family from Nazism in East Prussia, comes to Britain assuming he has found asylum, but instead finds himself drowning in the morass of ignorance, half-truth, prejudice, and suspicion that makes up government attitudes to German Jews in 1940. One woman, June Murray, a translator from the Ministry of Information, stands out - and when she comes to the island on a personal mission to uncover solid evidence of Nazi atrocities, her meeting with Isaac will have far-reaching consequences for both of them. A haunting and beautifully written tale of love, displacement and survival, THE SECRET PURPOSES profoundly questions the way that truth - both personal and political - emerges from the tangle of history.

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Signed copy
Author(s):
David Baddiel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm x 710 g
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316859311
ISBN-13:
9780316859318
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
The Secret Purposes

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THE SECRET PURPOSES, David Baddiel's third novel, takes us into a little-known and still somewhat submerged area of British history: the internment of German Jewish refugees on the Isle of Man during the Second World War. Isaac Fabian, on the run with his young family from Nazism in East Prussia, comes to Britain assuming he has found asylum, but instead finds himself drowning in the morass of ignorance, half-truth, prejudice, and suspicion that makes up government attitudes to German Jews in 1940. One woman, June Murray, a translator from the Ministry of Information, stands out - and when she comes to the island on a personal mission to uncover solid evidence of Nazi atrocities, her meeting with Isaac will have far-reaching consequences for both of them. A haunting and beautifully written tale of love, displacement and survival, THE SECRET PURPOSES profoundly questions the way that truth - both personal and political - emerges from the tangle of history.

Signed copy.

Added value:
Signed copy
Author(s):
David Baddiel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm x 710 g
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316859311
ISBN-13:
9780316859318
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
The Secret Purposes

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