Author(s): Patricia Glensor
Simone is a 15-year-old girl, whose family are supporters of the Resistance in 1942 Occupied France. Her family hides a New Zealand airman who has parachuted out of his crippled RAF bomber near their farm, and then helps him escape.
Set in 1942 in Occupied France, Telling Lies is the story of a 15-year-old girl, Simone, whose family are supporters of the Resistance. Simone finds herself taking an active part in helping a New Zealand airman who has parachuted out of his crippled RAF bomber near their farm. This tale of what it was like to live in Occupied France evokes the varying moods of the times superbly: paranoia, fear, defiance, betrayal, split loyalties, nostalgia for simpler times, hardship, quick thinking. Against this beautifully evoked backdrop of time and place and consideration of the issues that people of all ages had to face is a thrilling adventure whose twists and turns hold you in thrall.
Patricia Glensor lives in a clifftop house on Wellington's wild and beautiful south coast. She has three adult children, loves travelling and the outdoors, and works as a freelance writer and editor. For the last fifteen years she has edited the New Zealand School Journal. This is her first novel.