JUST BEFORE DAWN by Anne

JUST BEFORE DAWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This shows more possibilities than anything Anne Green has done since The Selbys. It is a turn away from her mannered, difficult fantasies, to a fictional biography of an American born, French-reared girl, whose innate American independence was at with the proprieties imposed on her by her French relatives, who were bringing her up. the outbreak of war brings complete identification emotionally with the French, and one follows the story of the evacuation of Paris, of relief work in the country, of adopting an orphan, of meeting and falling in love with Philippe, of sharing his work in the Underground, of hiding among the Basques peasants, of constant pursuit by the stapo and eventual escape into some degree of security among the Basques, there to carry on the work. Discriminating handling of the French people, yesterday and today, sympathetically and dramatically presented. Good woman's novel.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1943
Publisher: Harper