The Welsh Girl

The Welsh Girl

Book - 2008 | 1st Mariner Books ed
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At the height of World War II, a forbidden romance blossoms between seventeen-year-old Esther Evans, the daughter of a Welsh shepherd, and Karsten Simmering, a troubled young German prisoner of war, who questions what he has been fighting for.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN: 9780618918522
0618918523
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 343 p. ; 21 cm

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Asheligh
Aug 07, 2016

"It's a hypothesis, you see, but the problem with a hypothesis is you don't know it's true until you test it. You can't believe a thing is possible until you do it. Yet until you do it, why even ask if you should? there's no morality about the impossible, Captain. To us, you must understand, this was like climbing Everest, like going to the moon. We couldn't believe such a thing was possible, and that's how we could do it."

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Asheligh
Aug 07, 2016

it allowed the men to be afraid, gave them license to experience those fears they could never talk about to each other. It's escapism, he knows, rather than escape, but he's gone along with all the rest, if only to watch the newsreels.

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Asheligh
Aug 07, 2016

"King Arthur," she'd scoffed. "You and your blooming birthright!"

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Asheligh
Aug 07, 2016

Only months after leaving school, reading one night, she came across a passage of dialogue, a character cursing, the line printed only as "---!" and it dawned on her. Of course! what a dashed fool she'd been to miss it. suddenly it seem the most literary of swear words. Not a word at all really

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Asheligh
Aug 07, 2016

But when he sees the boy running uphill, the planes whipping over the long grass, banking around tree trunks, sailing towards the crest, it comes to Karsten that this is what he has wanted all along, for the planes to go where he cant.

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Asheligh
Aug 07, 2016

It's the inevitable male remedy for sleeplessness

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