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A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot

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A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France
Title
A fifty-year silence
Title remainder
love, war & a ruined house in France
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Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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Language
eng
Summary
After surviving World War II by escaping the Nazi occupation, Miranda Richmond Mouillot's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the south of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. The two never saw or spoke to each other again. This is the deeply involving account of Miranda's journey to find out what happened. To discover the roots of this embittered and entrenched silence, Miranda abandons her plans for the future and moves to the old stone house, now a crumbling ruin, where she immerses herself in letters and archival materials, slowly teasing stories out of her reticent, and declining, grandparents. Along the way she finds herself learning how not only to survive, but to thrive - making a home in the village and falling in love. With warmth, humor, and rich, evocative detail, A Fifty-Year Silence is a heartbreaking, uplifting love story spanning two continents and three generations
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
306.87092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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A fifty-year silence : love, war & a ruined house in France, Miranda Richmond Mouillot
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Contents
After surviving World War II by escaping the Nazi occupation, Miranda Richmond Mouillot's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone house in a remote, picturesque village in the south of France. Five years later, Anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children. The two never saw or spoke to each other again. This is the deeply involving account of Miranda's journey to find out what happened.Along the way she finds herself learning how not only to survive, but to thrive
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15774389
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Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781922182586
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
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