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The Prisoner's Wife Inspired By The True Story Of A Daring Deception That Plunges A Courageous Young Woman Deep Into The Horrors Of A Nazi POW Camp To Be With The Man She Loves In The Dead Of Night, A Czech Farm Girl And A British Soldier Travel Through The Countryside Izabela And Prisoner Of War Bill Have Secretly Married And Are On The Run, With Izzy Dressed As A Man The Young Husband And Wife Evade Capture For As Long As Possible Until They Are Cornered By Nazi Soldiers With Tracking DogsIzzy S Disguise Works The Couple Are Assumed To Be Escaped British Soldiers And Transported To A POW Camp However, Their Ordeal Has Just Begun, As They Face Appalling Living Conditions And The Constant Fear Of Izzy S Exposure But In The Midst Of Danger And Deprivation Comes Hope, For The Young Couple Are Befriended By A Small Group Of Fellow Prisoners These Men Become Their New Family, Willing To Jeopardize Their Lives To Save Izzy From Being Discovered And Shot The Prisoner S Wife Tells Of An Incredible Risk, And Of How Our Deepest Bonds Are Tested In Desperate Times Bill And Izzy S Story Is One Of Love And Survival Against The Darkest Odds

About the Author: Maggie Brookes

Maggie Brookes is a British ex journalist and BBC television producer turned poet and novelist The Prisoner s Wife is based on an extraordinary true story of love and courage, told to her by an ex WW2 prisoner of war Maggie visited the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany as part of her research for the book, learning largely forgotten aspects of the war.The Prisoner s Wife is due to be published by imprints of Penguin Random House in the UK and in the US in May 2020 Publication in other countries, including Holland, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic will follow.As well as being a writer, Maggie is an advisory fellow for the Royal Literary Fund and also an Associate Professor at Middlesex University, London, England, where she has taught creative writing since 1990 She lives in London and Whitstable, Kent and is married, with two grown up daughters.She has published five poetry collections in the UK under her married name of Maggie Butt Poetry website

10 thoughts on “The Prisoner's Wife

  1. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Bill is an escaped prisoner of war and British Izabela is Czech The two are married and on the run.Izzy dresses as a man to draw less attention to herself, and they are successful for a time until the Nazis ultimately catch up to them.Izzy and Bill are taken to a POW camp, with Izzy still in disguise They are constan

  2. Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) says:

    Izzy works on the family farm with her mother during World War 2 Their life in Czechoslovakia has been tough since her father and older brother joined the resistance leaving them unable to tend their crops Izzy yearns to be with people her own age and dreams of a romance that she is unlikely to experience She meets Bill, a Br

  3. Denise Denise says:

    I haven t read any historical fiction books in quite some time especially WWII books, as they all start to blend together after awhile , but The Prisoner s Wife was a great book to remind me why I really do love this genre.The storyline, which is based on a true story, centers around Izzy, a Czech farm girl, and Bill, a British POW wh

  4. Karren Sandercock Karren Sandercock says:

    In 1944, Izabela is living on the family farm in Vrazne in Czechoslovakia, with her mother and little brother Marek Her father has left the farm with her older brother Jan and are both fighting with the Czechoslovakia resistance One day there s a knock on the door, it s a Nazi Officer they nickname Captain Oily and he s organized prisoners of

  5. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    Made it up to was dreadful..

  6. Elizabeth of Silver& Elizabeth of Silver& says:

    Izabela and Bill were destined to meet, but did Izabela realize what she was getting herself and Bill into when she rushed the marriage and escaped the farm she had known for her entire life Izabela immediately fell in love with Bill when she saw him in a group of British prisoners who came to help on the farm during WWII Her plans were to marry Bill, find her

  7. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) says:

    Every once in awhile you stumble upon a book that is rich in history, so much so that sometimes, it will take your very breath away Sometimes it steals that breath because of how beautiful it is and sometimes because of how very sad and horrifying and raw and true it is In the case of The Prisoner s Wife, it was for all of these reasons This book horrified me It made me

  8. Breanna Breanna says:

    THIS REVIEW MORE Paws and Paperbacks ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.4.5 stars The Prisoner s Wife was inspired by a true story and a shocking one at that The story centers around Izzy, a Czech farm girl, and Bill, a British prisoner of war After falling in love and secretly marrying, Izzy dresses as a boy and the two run away together, full of desperation and ho

  9. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I thought that this book was really well done I enjoy historical fiction every once in a while and stories set during World War II really appeal to me I am always on the lookout for something a little different and the premise of this story grabbed me right away I love the fact that this book is based on a true story and was

  10. Myrna Myrna says:

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read and Maggie Brookes The Prisoner s Wife is a great one I was immersed in the characters love, risks, and determination from the beginning I appreciate the research involved in the novel but was hoping forfacts than fiction I hope on day we learn about Izzy s and Bill s real story.

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