The Girl with the Red Hair

The Girl with the Red Hair

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 11/05/2023
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The greatest hero of the Second World War . . . is a girl you've never heard of

The blazing debut novel based on the unsung true story of Hannie Schaft, a young-woman-turned-Dutch-Resistance-fighter in Nazi-occupied Netherlands

'Inspiring, empowering, and timely, compellingly detailed and impressively researched, but better still, it's an immersive story of a terrifying warren of history through which our guide is the sort of hero we all need right now: relatable and resolute and absolutely right' Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS
'An intriguing story that keeps you captivated till the end. A true hero!' 5***** READER REVIEW

1940, Amsterdam.

You're nineteen years old. The war has stolen your future and your country is under siege. The people you love are no longer safe.

Will you stand aside as the menace of Nazi evil tightens its grip on your homeland? Or do you unleash your fury, joining forces with your enemies' enemies, plotting to strike?

Because if not you, then who?

You're drawn deep into a web of plots, disguises and assassinations. The Resistance trained you for this. You flash your enemies a smile and beckon them closer.

Little do they know you've grown used to the weight of a gun in your hand.

Soon, they will all know your name . . .

A tale of formidable defiance told through the eyes of a young heroine so notorious that Hitler himself personally ordered for her capture. Buzzy Jackson's debut is an unputdownable novel of love, loyalty, and the limits we confront when our deepest values are tested.

'The Girl with the Red Hair brings Hannie alive and I finished it in almost one gulp! What an amazing, inspiring, true-life hero she was . . . Anengrossing read' Gwen Strauss, author of THE NINE

'An inspiring book with an immense amount of research. One of those books that will be with me for a long time' 5***** READER REVIEW
'A mixture of emotions, from feeling hopeful to a pit of your stomach fear, from heart-warming to heartbreaking. A book I want on my bookshelf to pass down the generations' 5***** READER REVIEW

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241553060
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 680g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 39 mm

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The Girl with the Red Hair
Must read historical fiction
4+ “Hannie, Hannie. Het meisje met het rode haar” Hannie Shaft, The Girl with the Red Hair. This is her story, of how she joins the Dutch Resistance and b... READ MORE
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The Girl with the Red Hair
A very sad but also uplifting story
This was a very sad but also very uplifting story. The bravery of those who fought beneath the radar against the Nazis and also hiding and trying to protec... READ MORE
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The Girl with the Red Hair
Tagline: The greatest hero of the Second World War . . . is a girl you’ve never heard of There’s been quite a vogue for books with titles beginning, “The ... READ MORE
The Girl with the Red Hair
If you read only one book this year, make sure it's this one
Hannie Schaft is studying law at university in Amsterdam when Nazi Germany invades neutral Netherlands. As the situation rapidly worsens, Jews are being ro... READ MORE
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