I'm honoured that THE PARIS DECEPTION was selected as a monthly read for STYLE Canada's Boreal Book Club! Check out my conversation with Erin Catto below, in which we discuss historical heroines, the research process, and the impact of the Second World War on Europe's art community.
When I wrote this novel I was fascinated by the notion of what resistance looked like for those who couldn’t or didn’t join the “capital-R” Resistance. With the benefit of hindsight, it seems so simple to say that if we were in occupied France we would do the right thing and stand up against tyranny, but not everyone could become a radio operator or blow up railway lines in the name of freedom. What did resistance look like on an individual level? How did people resist within their own sphere of influence?
Check out our full conversation here.