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by Libby Cone
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Libby Cone
  • ISBN:
    1419689959
  • ISBN13:
    978-1419689956
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  • Publisher:
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 24, 2008)
  • Pages:
    338 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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    4.9
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War on the Margins is based on Cone's master's thesis in Jewish Studies, and includes abundant quotes from source materials, including communications describing the restrictions placed against Jewish residents of the Channel Islands

War on the Margins is based on Cone's master's thesis in Jewish Studies, and includes abundant quotes from source materials, including communications describing the restrictions placed against Jewish residents of the Channel Islands. What begins as the requirement to register quickly snowballs into restrictions on business, finance, communication, and even the ability to leave their homes.

Libby Cone’s biggest success in War on the Margins though is undoubtedly her ability to weave the real-life prison . This on its own makes War on the Margins a worthwhile read, and one I highly recommend.

Libby Cone’s biggest success in War on the Margins though is undoubtedly her ability to weave the real-life prison diaries and poems of Lucille Schwob into the novel (along with the other primary source documents to a lesser degree). Before reading War on the Margins I was aware that the author had included primary source material in the novel, so I was intrigued to see how successfully she would manage this. Just be aware that War on the Margins isn’t a casual ‘pick up and put down’ kind of novel though.

On the 19th, Jurat Dorey had returned from London and announced that Jersey and the other Channel Islands, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, so close to fallen France, had been deemed indefensible and were to be declared a ‘demilitarised zone’. The Germans would be allowed to take over! Chaos followed; thousands of people were haphazardly evacuated, leaving behind their homes, cars and farms.

I remember hearing about Libby Cone's War on the Margins last year via the Dove Grey Reader literary blog. War on the Margins by Libby Cone. I remember hearing about Libby Cone’s War on the Margins last year via the Dove Grey Reader literary blog

Drawn from authentic World War II documents, broadcasts and private letters, War on the Margins tells the unforgettable story of the deepening horror of the Nazi regime in Jersey and the extraordinary bravery of those who sought to subvert it. Thriller & Crime

Drawn from authentic World War II documents, broadcasts and private letters, War on the Margins tells the unforgettable story of the deepening horror of the Nazi regime in Jersey and the extraordinary bravery of those who sought to subvert it. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Author Libby Cone has adapted her Master’s thesis into a novel about a little known aspect of Jewish history during World War II.

The Nazis seized upon this opportunity to take possession of the islands and use them in their war efforts against England from the shores of France.

This is the biography page for Libby Cone Like my first book, Flesh and Grass examines the ephemerality of official identity.

This is the biography page for Libby Cone. I am a radiologist who was bored with work, and embarked on a ten-year odyssey to get an MA in Jewish Studies. This led to my reinvention of myself as a writer. My first novel, War on the Margins, is about the Holocaust playing out in microcosm on the tiny Channel Island of Jersey, which was occupied by German soldiers and Nazi functionaries for the duration of World War II. My second book, Flesh and Grass, is about a blind kid growing up in colonial Delaware. Like my first book, Flesh and Grass examines the ephemerality of official identity. I live in Philadelphia with my husband and many pets.

The Apprentice is a novel by Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff to . Vice President Dick Cheney, first published in hardback in 1996, reprinted in trade paperback in 2002, and reissued in mass market paperback in 2005 after Libby's indictment in the CIA leak grand jury investigation. It is set in northern Japan in winter 1903, and centers on a group of travelers stranded at a remote inn due to a smallpox epidemic. It has been described as "a thriller.

ISBN 13: 9780715640319. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them

ISBN 13: 9780715640319. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

At the beginning of the Second World War, after the fall of France, Churchill decides to demilitarize the islands in the English Channel, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, and allow their occupation by the Nazis because of their proximity to the Occupied French coast. We see the effects of this upon clerk Marlene Zimmer, the child of a deceased Jewish father and Gentile mother. She abruptly leaves her home to avoid registering as a Jew, meets the Surrealist artists and longtime lovers Claude Cahun (Lucille Schwob) and Marcel Moore (Suzanne Malherbe) and becomes active in their Resistance work. After Cahun and Moore are captured by the secret police, she flees and meets Peter, an escaped Polish slave worker. We follow Suzanne and Lucille as they suffer in German military prison, and revisit Marlene as she slowly realizes that the decisions she has made resulted in the imprisonment of one woman and the saving of the life of another.

Lcena
The following is a review of the Kindle Edition: "War on the Margins" is a very well researched, fascinating account of the frightening, horrendous Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands of England during World War II.

Focused primarily on Jersey Island, this historical-fiction novel follows a young Jewish woman, Marlene Zimmer, throughout the war years of occupation. We struggle with her as this heretofore timid and nervous young woman--and what innocent wouldn't be under these grim circumstances?--gathers strength and maturity to aid two famous French women in their Resistance efforts against the occupiers.

The French women, based on real individuals, are a pair of superb tricksters--especially during the war years. The two women, who serve as Marlene's mentors, are an integral part of the story. As such, they apply numerous, largely effective acts of Resistance against a relentless and remorseless enemy. How they do so is woven throughout the story, as you will learn, but which I've not included in this review to avoid introducing spoilers.

Even though experiencing virtual starvation and beset by fear, Marlene continues to develop an inner strength to try to help others and herself in their constant battle against the odds of survival.

I learned a lot of history and geography from reading this interesting book. and it has prompted me to research the Channel Islands of England even as they stand today.
Ginny
Beazerdred
World War Two will likely be an endless source of interesting stories for as long as memory of the twentieth century survives. And while the great battles - and many minor ones - have been covered in exquisite detail, every once in a while there surfaces an unexpected gem like "War on the Margins."

The story centers on the inhabitants of the British channel islands, which ironically sit on the French side of the English channel, not all that far as the crow flies from Normandy. Winston Churchill ordered the islands evacuated after the German invasion of France, but many people decided to stay behind, and the Germans occupied the islands soon thereafter and remained there until the end of the war in Europe.

Among those who remained behind were a number of Jews and individuals of Jewish descent, including the main characters of the story: Marlene Zimmer, Suzanne Malherbe and Lucille Schwob. The story focuses on their efforts as part of the Resistance to avoid the Nazi witch hunt for the handful of Jews (including the heriones) on the island, and to do what they can to thwart the invaders. Later, the focus shifts to their determination to survive and keep their dignity as Marlene is forced into hiding, and Suzanne and Lucille are imprisoned.

In some ways, this story reminded me a lot of "Empire of the Sun" by J.G. Ballard. It doesn't have the gut-wrenching action of "Saving Private Ryan" or "Band of Brothers," but the courage displayed by a number of the channel islanders - the trio of heroines, in particular - is every bit as poignant. The weaknesses of the islanders are exposed, as well, from neighbors informing on each other to settle old scores, to actions taken by the heroines that - upon later reflection - were well-intentioned but had grievous consequences for others.

The style of the story is also unique, intermixing official correspondence between some of the island officials and the Germans with the events during the occupation, as told through the eyes of the heroines and other islanders. The correspondence serves both as a frame of reference as time passes during the occupation, and a frightful outline of the increasingly ominous Nazi policies toward the Jews.

All in all, it was a very engaging read, and highly recommended not only for those with an interest in the war or the Holocaust, but for anyone looking for a refreshing example of extraordinary courage demonstrated by ordinary people.
heart of sky
I found this book to fascinating. I was completely unfamiliar with the affect that the Nazi regime had on people in the areas described in the book and was captivated by the story. I was especially moved by the interspersing of the correspondence between Nazi officials and local authorities which gave a context to the story as it developed. Written with a great deal of emotion but with clarity, the book held my interest and I found myself completely absorbed in the lives of the characters. I would definitely recommend this well-researched book as a fascinating insight into this period of history
Beardana
"War on the Margins" will make you painfully aware of the harsh reality Jewish citizens were subjected to during one of the most tragic events in recent history - WWII and the Holocaust. It is confounding how such horrifying things could be perpetrated upon our fellow humankind, and it only serves to remind us how a lack of tolerance and acceptance of our racial and/or religious differences can inflict true suffering.

One of the reasons I fail to rate this book at four stars or better - and it easily could have been - is due to the disjointed manner in which the book is written. It simply didn't flow well for me.

Additionally, there were many missed opportunities to enhance the dialogue between characters, which I believe would have given more balance to the story as it would have offset the nonfictional correspondence that is quite prominent throughout the book.

Finally, the main characters could have been more fully developed to give the reader a deeper connection with them. This, too, goes back to the sparseness of dialogue and liberal use of actual documents and correspondence.

"War on the Margins" was still a very sobering story that I think most people would benefit from reading.
Lamranilv
Very enjoyable reading and fine research on author's part. I recommend
this highly.