Leap into great moments in the history of France
These novels plunge us into the heart of great moments in French history. Going off the beaten path, you will discover true stories of little-known events that are sure to captivate and intrigue you.
Solidly documented, each book is a good read that uncovers fascinating hidden stories, all while expanding our knowledge of key moments in European history.
You’ll quickly get attached to the characters of these novels, drawn in by their psychological complexity, and you won’t want to put any of these books down until you reach last page.
Discover incredible historical novels, including:
In the Name of Freedom:
Joseph Boczov and Olga Bancic
In the 1930s chemical engineer Joseph Boczov (whose real name was Ferenc Wolf) and factory worker Olga Bancic
each traveled to France on foot from Romania.
Both would end up on the infamous Affiche Rouge (Red Poster) published in 1944 by the German and Vichy authorities to locate and punish immigrant resistance fighters. Why did Joseph and Olga come to France, how did they end up on the poster, and what became of them? This novel tells their stories, ones that should not be forgotten.
Discover the novel: In the Name of Freedom: Joseph Boczov and Olga Bancic.
The Double Face of Dr. Karl Roos:
A Spy Nest in Alsace-Lorraine
A thrilling dive into the shadow struggle between Nazis and Resistance fighters in the Alsace-Lorraine region on the eve of the World War II.
Very intelligent, more cunning and manipulative than even his like-minded compatriots,
separatist Karl Rooswould become a National Socialist and the secret weapon of the Third Reich in eastern France.
But with Nazism on the rise, the Alsatian Jewish community decided to put their own secret plans into action: a little-known counter-espionage mission to reveal the true faces of those in the Nazi spy ring.
Discover the novel: The double face of Dr Karl Roos.
Three Seasons in Hell:
The Possessed of Loudun
How can doing God's will lead to torture and murder?
In 17th-century Loudun, whispers of witchcraft, evil spirits, and demonic possessions spread through the city. The protagonists of this story include: Urbain Grandier, the parish priest, Jeanne des Anges, the mother superior of the Ursuline convent, an enlightened mystic named Father Surin, a calculating Capuchin friar called Father Joseph, and two conscientious exorcists.
This is one of the most fascinating cases of mass demonic possession in French history, culminating in one of the most well-known witchcraft trials.
Discover the book: Three Seasons in Hell: The Possessed of Loudun.