A holding story -- stark and sustaining interest -- less intricately plotted than some of the stories of escape, but with...

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FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCE

A holding story -- stark and sustaining interest -- less intricately plotted than some of the stories of escape, but with greater literary quality and emotional values. Little, Brown has virtually cornered the market on this type of thing, but Bates is an accomplished stylist, he has an aesthetic awareness, a realization of the psychological casualties of war to make this more than external entertainment...An English plane with one officer and four men is forced down somewhere is The officer, Franklin, has a bad arm injury which forces them to take at a farm. There Francoise, the daughter takes them in charge; the through the Underground, and Franklin, too sick to go on, sacrifices his arm is an amputation rather than become a prisoner by going to a hospital for treatment. He falls in love with Francoise, is sustained by her limitless faith, her assurance, and it is she who guides the difficult escape to England.

Pub Date: May 22, 1944

ISBN: 1104840103

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1944