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  1. says:

    This novel is about the quest by Etienne de Balafre to find out about how his father, Lucien, died during WWII It is the story of both Etienne and Lucien After the collapse of the French army to the Nazis in 1940, Lucien, a French intellectual and publisher of a literary magazine, is induced by Marshal Petain to become a minister in the Vichy government The novel does a good job of presenting to the reader the difficulties faced by Lucien in deciding whether to support the Vichy regime or the This novel is about the quest by Etienne de Balafre to...


  2. says:

    A great book that clarifies the complexities of life in Vichy France and questions of morality and decency under the extreme stresses of war and occupation by a foreign power Before reading this I assumed that Second World War figures liked Marshall Petain and Pierre Laval were simply evil Nazi stooges Of course, life is never that simple and we learn, through Massie s excellent writing, the deeply troubling dilemmas faced by people with conflicting demands placed upon them, who want to do w A great book that clarifies the complexities of life in Vichy France and questions of morality and decency under the extreme stresses of war and occupation by a f...


  3. says:

    It s a long time since a book has made me think as much as this one did Massie explores the question of patriotism and integrity through the different paths that two brothers choose when France falls to Germany in WW2 Lucien, an intellectual who respects P tain from his record in WW1, decides to join the government of Vichy France while his brother Armand joins De Gaulle s Free French Forces Both feel they are acting in the best interests of France It is rare that a writer puts forward the c It s a long time since a book has made me think as much as this one did Massie explores the question of patriotism and integrity through the different paths that two brothers choose when France falls to Germany in WW2 Lucien, an intellectual who respects P tain from his record in WW1, decides to join the government of Vichy France while his brother Armand joins De Gaulle s Free French Forces Both feel they are acting in the best interests of France It is rar...


  4. says:

    This is a remarkable book, incredibly well written and deeply moving It is the kind of writing for which I wanted to slow down and savor every phrase, sentence and paragraph, rather than rush through it for the plot development Those who lived in France during the occupation and had to choose sides were faced with unresolvable dilemmas which divided families, town...


  5. says:

    Allan Massie was a new author to me He has an extensive and interesting catalog biographies of Roman emperors, almost emperors Antony , Klaus Mann and King Arthur, plus a trilogy of WW2 French police procedurals and many, manyA Question of Loyalties is also part of a trilogy, the theme I adduce as fathers and sons The plot of this one is a older man s desire to know what his French father did in the war There is a mystery at...


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    Read because it is a Radio 4 bookclub podcast I nearly gave up reading this book during the first part story of the son just after the second world war but I m glad I didn t for two reasons Reason 1 the second part tells the story of the father mainly during the Vichy government and it is captivating.Reason 2 Once you read the third part the son in later life , the first part makes a lot of sense.I think every French person that ever wondered which side they would have been on or think t Read because it is a Radio 4 bookclub podcast I nearly gave up reading this book during the first part story of the son just after the second world war but I m glad I didn t for two reasons Reason 1 the second...


  7. says:

    A very well written novel that explores issues around loyalty and collaboration and the difficult choices people have to make On one level I thought Massie was too soft on the Vichy regime, but maybe that s because he writes with the assumption that the reader already knows how cosy they were with the Nazis and exploring one man s choices in detail requires asympathetic approach The attitude of the French during this period is vividly drawn and very depressing a mixture of fatalism at A very well written novel that explores issues around loyalty and collaboration and the difficult choices people have to make On one level I thought Massie was too soft on the Vichy regime, but maybe that s because he writes with the assumption that the reader already ...


  8. says:

    A book centred on a Frenchman who became a junior minister in the Vichy regime A very literary novel, clearly heavily influenced by the many modern French novels dealing with loyalty and betrayal during WW2 There were a few places where I felt the writing over erudite, or where the tone slipped There was one page or so of simplistic satire about Vichy politics which seemed incongruous, and...


  9. says:

    A beautifully written book which explores the ambiguities of France during the occupation Massie sets out the dilemmas which faced this nation after 1940 and shows how they were both misled and how they deluded themselves about the true state of affairs Without judgement, he forces us to ask what would we have done in those circumstances Anyone ...


  10. says:

    A very well written novel that explores issues around loyalty and collaboration and the difficult choices people have to make On one level I thought Massie was too soft on the Vichy regime, but maybe that s because he writes with the assumption that the reader already knows how cosy they were with the Nazis and exploring one man s choices i...


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  • Paperback
  • Question Of Loyalties
  • Allan Massie
  • English
  • 10 June 2018
  • 034053091X

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