In June 1940 France fell to the Nazis. The effects of this momentous event on the lives of ordinary Parisians and the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation are brilliantly explored in Irene Nemirovsky's gripping and heartbreaking novel. Nemirovsky herself was a tragic victim of the Nazi regime but she left behind her this exceptional masterpiece. In Suite Francaise she conjures up a vivid cast of wonderful characters who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected. Amidst the mess of defeat, and all the hypocrisy and compromise, there is hope. True nobility and love exist, but often in surprising places.
A major event - the first paperback publication of a lost masterpiece written in Second Wolrd War France and telling the spellbinding story of a group of characters living under Nazi occupation.
Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007. Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Book of the Year 2007 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007.