Sunday, November 30, 2008

Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks

Charlotte Gray is a young Scottish woman who moves to London in 1942 to help the war effort. She falls in love with an RAF pilot who doesn't return from a mission to France a few months after they meet. She's in training as a secret courier, so when she completes her mission in France, she tries to find her pilot. She stays in France for several months helping the Resistance.

We had seen the movie version several months ago, and I wanted to get the full story. I got a much different and better story instead. I'm not sure why a movie changes the story of a good book so often - and rarely for the better. Read the book - skip the movie. I rate this book 4 out of 5.

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