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Code Name Hélène This book is based on the life of Nancy Wake, an Australian expat who worked as a reporter for Hearst in Paris just before WWII and later as a spy for the British Lawhon throws readers into the middle of the action, as Nancy, under the alias H l ne, prepares to parachute from an RAF plane into France to help the Resistance in , carrying in her head memorized lists of vital data, including bridges targeted for destruction and safe house addresses After she lands, the story flashes back eight years, as Nancy struggles for respect and recognition as a journalist despite her firsthand observations of Nazi brutality in s Vienna, her editor is reluctant to publish a story about what she s seen Frequent jumps in time draw out the arc of Wake s remarkable life despite her statement early on that women s weapons of warfare were limited to silk stockings and red lipstick, by the end she s proven herself skillful at physical combat as well


10 thoughts on “Code Name Hélène

  1. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE Historical fiction is my favorite genre and I love books and movies about women spies I have read quite a few about WWII and even WWI, though those women are not as well recognized.This is the first book that I have read by this author From


  2. says:

    Fictionally, Nancy is presented as a chic tough heroine who never fights without a fresh application of lipstick The character of Nancy Wake holistically is interesting and I enjoyed her unapologetic nature A lot of the past, 1936, is about how Nancy met


  3. says:

    Nancy Wake was a New Zealand born, Australian raised nurse and journalist who joined the French Resistance and later the British SOE Special Operations Executive during World War II Her exploits during the war earned her the George Medal from the UK, the M


  4. says:

    Q Nancy Wake Nancy Fiocca is the kind of woman who conquers the world Fearless Ferocious Nancy is the sort of woman who bathes in a meteor shower She is not the kind of woman who concedes to anyone c The ragged timeline actually made this novel a lot worse


  5. says:

    I m a sucker for a true story Although categorized as historical fiction, the core characters and events in this book are real I was sitting on a solid 4 stars throughout 75% of this book, but the last quarter and also the author s note at the end blew it up


  6. says:

    4 strong historical fiction starsAt 464 pages, this one is a tale you can really sink your teeth into It has many elements of historical fiction that I love strong female character, WWII France, resistance efforts, a bit of a love story, espionage, dastardly


  7. says:

    I have read many stories of the famous Australian, Nancy Wake I even have her biography autographed by Nancy herself I found Code Name Helene to be refreshing and heartwarmingly real Nancy Wake went through several years of pure hell during WWII but it was whe


  8. says:

    Unputdownable Nancy Wake is every writer s dream of a real life person s life story to fictionalize And Ariel Lawhon handles the details flawlessly Highly recommend


  9. says:

    This is strong historical WWII fiction based on the resistance work of glamorous socialite turned secret agent, Nancy Wake Fearless, audacious, and resolute, Wake was a force to be reckoned with all while wearing red Chanel lipstick Now there s a woman after my


  10. says:

    So here I am once again in the land of the wish I could have liked it better I am an avid fan of well done historical fiction, and of course looking at all the raving reviews on this story, I was ready to settle in and be amazed and awed by this tale.What I liked


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