Clare's WarBook - 2000
It is 1938. Clare Springer, seventeen years old and estranged from her family, is sent to Paris to complete her education. Relishing her newfound freedom, she¿s having far too good a time to notice the gathering clouds of war. France is invaded and Clare is trapped, though happy to be so when her French lover Fabien is reported missing. She determines to find him. Yet despite her wish not to become involved, Clare is sucked into the chaos and suffering around her, for how can she not help this country and people she has come to love? In the process she pays a terrible price ¿
As you share Clare¿s journey through a war-torn land, from wilful girl to loving woman, through appalling suffering to eventual happiness, you will be moved to tears. CLARE¿S WAR shows Anita Burgh at the top of her storytelling form.