Reviews

  • "Brilliant… It is refreshing to read a book that so confidently abandons the rhetoric of heroism and tries to see its subjects for who they were… Moorehead has had to master a huge amount of background material, and she pulls it off with skill and a remarkable lightness of touch"

    Keith Lowe, Mail on Sunday
  • "Riven with complexity… Stories of this weight could occupy several volumes and would still disorientate with all the possibilities – both altruistic and malevolent – of human nature"

    Sinclair Mckay, Telegraph
  • "Vivid...an unsparing yet balanced account of the Vichy years...we need books like this to make it impossible for us to forget."

    Alan Judd, Spectator
  • "An especially poignant story… enthralling and meticulous book… amidst the horror of the Holocaust – and such horror is painfully evident in the lives of those left behind – this book shows that human kindness endured undimmed by the propaganda, the threats of violence and the vast rewards on offer for submitting to the will of Nazis"

    Harry Hodges, Daily Express
  • "Moorehead draws vivid portraits of those who helped…The emotional heart of the book beats in the children’s stories…The story does not end with Liberation. Moorehead, a biographer and historian, scrupulously records the emotional fallout from the children’s experiences"

    Edward Stourton, The Times