The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Simon Mawer

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For readers looking for a literary novel of the depth we usually associate with the Man Booker prize, I would say skip this one. For those looking for a genre romance novel, I wouldn’t hesitate to say this one is well-written and suspenseful.
-Toronto Star

Synopsis

Marian is your everyday girl living through WWII. Only just 18 years old, she's doing her bit by working for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) when a secret meeting with a 'Mr Potter' from the Inter Services Research Bureau, which could be anything, forces her to make a choice. Keep it simple and continue as always or disappear for a little while into training. She chooses the more exciting route, though she quickly realises it is the more dangerous one as well
 

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Simon Mawer has a degree from Oxford & lives in Rome. He is the author of "Mendel's Dwarf" & several other widely praised & prize winning novels. 010 r
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Abacus. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Natasha Tripney on Jun 16 2013

...it's a different animal, swapping the elegant historical sweep of that book for something more streamlined and tautly paced. This is much more of traditional thriller, albeit an intelligent one.

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Reviewed by Lucasta Miller on May 11 2012

...take The Girl Who Fell from the Sky to while away the journey on the plane. But don't expect it to haunt your imagination like its predecessor.

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Reviewed by Rachel Cooke on May 04 2012

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is a less capacious, less thoughtful book than The Glass Room, and some readers will find it...unsatisfying in the end.

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Reviewed by Michel Basilieres on Aug 25 2012

For readers looking for a literary novel of the depth we usually associate with the Man Booker prize, I would say skip this one. For those looking for a genre romance novel, I wouldn’t hesitate to say this one is well-written and suspenseful.

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