Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Villa Mimosa
“Mr Tickell has a light touch and a delicate feeling for emotional relationships.” The Times Literary Supplement When Major Charles Addison — alias Charles Bertin, watch-maker — rode his bicycle along a poplar-lined road in occupied France in 1944, he saw like signal flags a string of feminine undergarments on a clothes line. The area, by order of Field-Marshal Rommel, was one from which all civilians had in theory been evacuated. The house which flew these revealing pennants was the Villa Mimosa, an establishment whose existence was to arouse the greatest interest among the Chiefs of Staff in London.A daring and impudent plan was devised and given the appropriate name of ‘Operation Sabine’. In his true identity, Major Addison returned dangerously to the Villa to snatch away the ladies and their regular visitors and convey them to England.The contribution made to final victory by Lucille, Elsa, Magda, Monique and Golden Mouse was greater than any of them knew. For, under the discreet roof of the Villa Mimosa, deadly political conspiracy had long been combined with wine, women and song. Villa Mimosa is a breath-taking piece of literary fiction set during the epic struggle that was World War Two. Praise for Jerrard Tickell:“Mr Tickell has a light touch and a delicate feeling for emotional relationships.” The Times Literary Supplement “Mr Tickell is a kind of light John Buchan, and there is more room for more authors of his quality.” Daily Telegraph Jerrard Tickell was born in Dublin and wrote his first book at just 18. He was a member of the Royal Army Service Corps. His official duties took him all over the world including Egypt and practically every port in the Near East. His books, a number of which have been made into successful movies, include Moon Squadron, Island Rescue, and Hussar Honeymoon. He now lives with his wife Renée Haynes, the daughter of E.S.P. Haynes and Oriana Huxley Waller, and three sons in London.
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