Jo Baker, Sunday Times bestselling author of Longbourn, takes the reader behind the scenes once more with the life and loves of a twentieth century literary icon.
Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon, he will put his own life and those of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance…
Spies, artists, deprivation, danger and passion: this is a story of life at the edges of human experience, and of how one man came to translate it all into art.
Jo Baker was educated at Oxford and Queen’s University, Belfast. She lives in Lancaster with her husband and their two children. Her novel Longbourn is due to be made into a film.