The Secret Agent by Elisabeth Hobbes is a marvellous historical novel that will have you gripped from the start.
The novel is set mainly in occupied France during 1944 as we follow the exploits of the resistance and S.O.E as they operate under the nose of the Nazis. They are brave and daring as they plan and carry out acts of sabotage.
Not all Germans were Nazis. The reader witnesses flashes of humanity behind the uniform. We must remember that on every side soldiers had families who would mourn their passing. In contrast to this we view cruel attitudes towards others as evil reigns within.
The brave men and women of the resistance had to be adaptable and think on their feet as not everything went according to plan.Continue reading