Can You Keep A Secret?: Growing Up Under Occupation, A Child's Tale Of Courage, Risk And Resistance by Anne De CintraCan You Keep A Secret?: Growing Up Under Occupation, A Child's Tale Of Courage, Risk And Resistance by Anne De Cintra

Can You Keep A Secret?: Growing Up Under Occupation, A Child's Tale Of Courage, Risk And Resistance

byAnne De Cintra

Paperback | August 15, 2017

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Set in a rural town in South West France from 1940 to 1944, Can You Keep a Secret? examines the effect of the German occupation on the community, as seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. Living with a teenage brother and parents who own a café in the market square, the child regularly escapes to a secret world in the forests to play with friends. Meanwhile, the atmosphere in the town progressively darkens, and the café becomes central to the operation of the local black market and the growing resistance movement. The child’s curiosity is later aroused by the arrival of a mysterious female guest who takes a room above the café, and soon the adult world of a secret agent and the child’s world of secret hideouts become inextricably entangled.
 
Intended for young readers, the good vs. evil tale in this book illustrates the importance of honesty, reliability, and trustworthiness against the backdrop of wartime resistance in occupied France.
Anne de Cintra is the retired head of English at one of England’s largest middle schools.  
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Title:Can You Keep A Secret?: Growing Up Under Occupation, A Child's Tale Of Courage, Risk And ResistanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 6.25 × 0.7 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Uniform PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910500747

ISBN - 13:9781910500743

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Hide and Secret
Chapter 2 The Sound of Distant Defeat
Chapter 3 Keep Your Friends Close…
Chapter 4 …But Your Enemies Closer
Chapter 5 My House Is Your House
Chapter 6 The New House Rules
Chapter 7 An Uncommon Market
Chapter 8 Defiance and Distrust
Chapter 9 The Mysterious Arrival
Chapter 10 The Unexplained Woodpecker
Chapter 11 To See How The Land Lies
Chapter 12 Eavesdropped
Chapter 13 Conspiratorial
Chapter 14 The Departing Guest
Chapter 15 Arrest Unwarranted
Chapter 16 Birthday Partisan
Chapter 17 Evasion and Invasion
Chapter 18 Vive La Liberté
Chapter 19 The Homecoming