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A lost child, a family divided, the bitter backdrop of war.  

After the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of 1870-71, the St Clair family return to Paris, seeking refuge and security, only to be swept up into the terrible cruelties and violence of the Commune. Here their young daughter, Hélène, falls ill and, in an unlucky twist of fate, becomes separated from her family. 

Alone and frightened, she has to fend for herself on the war-torn streets. Meanwhile, her two brothers face each other as mortal enemies across the barricades. 

Heart-stopping and gripping, this classic Diney Costeloe story shows the courage of one family in the face of ugly violence and great danger.

©2019 Diney Costeloe (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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  • Greg
  • 04-15-20

slow start

slow start then very enjoyable.charactors were likeable and reader wishing for good outcome.good listen recomend

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  • Shell Woodhouse
  • 08-04-21

Another amazing creation!

I have listened to most of Diney Costeloe's books now, and this one doesn't disappoint! I was a bit more apprehensive with it being based on a period of time I had little or no interest in, or knowledge of, but as usual Costeloe's character development and story telling means that this was irrelevant. I was left wanting to know more so that's a bonus in my book!

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  • Michelle Dixon
  • 10-04-21

Love Diney Costello

love Diney Costello but this first one of two, took a long time and
the accents were here and there, come and gone. I am sure if that that the 2nd book will be better.

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  • 12-07-19

I tried, I really tried.

I had about 6 attempts at this book and each time I got bored and went onto another book thinking maybe I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I don’t know what it was about it as I have loved Diney Costeloe’s other books. Sadly I had to return this one.