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Simon Mawer: "Trapeze"

Young Marian Sutro is barely out of school when she is recruited to be a spy in France. At a time of Nazi occupation, she finds herself putting her life and her heart at risk for her country. Novelist Simon Mawer blended fact and fiction in his new book, “Trapeze.” It pays homage to the spies of the British Special Operations Executive in World War II. Mawer is the author of “The Glass Room,” which was short listed for the Man Booker Prize. A trained biologist, he says artists who don’t have science are severely limited. Diane talks with writer Simon Mawer.

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Excerpt from "Trapeze" by Simon Mawer. Copyright 2012 by Simon Mawer. Reprinted here by permission of Other Press. All rights reserved.

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