My Father's House

My Father's House

Fiction, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 15/02/2024
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Synopsis

September 1943: German forces occupy Rome. SS officer Paul Hauptmann rules with terror. The war's outcome is far from certain.

An Irish priest, Hugh O'Flaherty, dedicates himself to helping those escaping from the Nazis. His home is Vatican City, the world's smallest state, a neutral, independent country within Rome where the occupiers hold no sway. Here Hugh brings together an unlikely band of friends to hide the vulnerable under the noses of the enemy.

But Hauptmann's net begins closing in on the Escape Line and the need for a terrifyingly audacious mission grows critical. By Christmastime, it's too late to turn back.

Based on an extraordinary true story, My Father's House is a powerful literary thriller from a master of historical fiction. Joseph O'Connor has created an unforgettable novel of love, faith and sacrifice, and what it means to be truly human in the most extreme circumstances.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529919646
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 292g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 27 mm

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My Father's House
This is a masterpiece
Joseph O’Connor is on top of his game here: this book is a masterpiece. At times I found it incredibly moving, particularly at the end, and almost uncomfo... READ MORE
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My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor
My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor set in occupied Rome during the German occupation in WW11. It is along the lines of a “Great Escape” novel. The outcom... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
My Father's House
Well researched fast paced historical thriller
There are several accounts of members of religious orders who help escapees and the persecuted during wartime and conflict, this is a tense historical thri... READ MORE
Laura Taylor