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The Prisoner’s Wife by Maggie Brookes

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The Prisoner's Wife by Maggie Brookes

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The Prisoner’s Wife by Maggie Brookes Book Information

Author: Maggie Brookes
Genre: WW2 Historical Fiction | Book Set In Czechoslovakia | WW2 Romance
Pages: 398
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: May 2020

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The Prisoner’s Wife by Maggie Brookes Summary

In the dead of night, a Czech farm girl and a British soldier travel through the countryside. Izabela and prisoner of war Bill have secretly married and are on the run, with Izzy dressed as a man. The young husband and wife evade capture for as long as possible—until they are cornered by Nazi soldiers with tracking dogs.

Izzy’s disguise works. The couple are assumed to be escaped British soldiers and transported to a POW camp. However, their ordeal has just begun, as they face appalling living conditions and the constant fear of Izzy’s exposure. But in the midst of danger and deprivation comes hope, for the young couple are befriended by a small group of fellow prisoners. These men become their new family, willing to jeopardize their lives to save Izzy from being discovered and shot.

The Prisoner’s Wife tells of an incredible risk, and of how our deepest bonds are tested in desperate times. Bill and Izzy’s story is one of love and survival against the darkest odds.

Berkley

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About The Author, Maggie Brookes

Maggie Brookes was born in London and has an English degree from Cardiff University. She is a former historical documentary writer, producer, and director for BBC. She splits her time between London and Whitstable. Learn more about Maggie Brookes.

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