Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
Now available - the Carnegie Medal winner comes to the U.S. When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a... show more
Now available - the Carnegie Medal winner comes to the U.S. When her grandfather dies, Tamar inherits a box containing a series of clues and coded messages. Out of the past, another Tamar emerges, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland half a century before. His story is one of passionate love, jealousy, and tragedy set against the daily fear and casual horror of the Second World War -- and unraveling it is about to transform Tamar’s life forever. From acclaimed British sensation Mal Peet comes a masterful story of adventure, love, secrets, and betrayal in time of war, both past and present.
Publish date: December 7th 2010
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, World War II
I definitely had to push my way through this. It's really unnecessarily long. The writing style bothered me quite a bit, short choppy sentences. Tamar is a soldier in WWII. Tamar, a young girl years later finds a box left by her grandfather. Hoping to find secrets and discover truths she heads of...
The operations of the S.O.E in Europe have been the stuff not just of historical studies but of films, novels, and television series. Most of these take place in occupied France for some reason. It is, therefore, wonderful to read a book that takes place in the Netherlands.Peet has done his resear...
11/27/2010 This is an interesting blend of literary novel, historical fiction, love story, and mystery. Perhaps one of the beauties of h.f. is that simply provides the setting, with space for many other genre forms. I did find the fly-leaf description to be a bit misleading, focusing as it does on ...
This was Michael's book report selection for a novel about World War II. The book switches back and forth between the present and 1945. The main character, a teenage girl, Tamar, is shaken by the apparent suicide of her grandfather. He was a member of the Dutch resistance during the war and had t...