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My Father’s House (The Rome Escape Line Trilogy, 1) (utgåvan 2024)

av Joseph O’Connor (Författare)

Serier: Rome Escape Line (1)

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From the best-selling author of Star of the Sea, a WWII-era "great escape" novel set in the Vatican September 1943: German forces occupy Rome. Gestapo boss Obersturmbannführer Paul Hauptmann rules with terror. Hunger is widespread. Rumors fester. The war's outcome is far from certain. Diplomats, refugees, and escaped Allied prisoners flee for protection into Vatican City, at one fifth of a square mile the world's smallest state, a neutral, independent country within Rome. A small band of unlikely friends led by a courageous Irish priest is drawn into deadly danger as they seek to help those seeking refuge. Book 1 in the Rome Escape Line Trilogy, My Father's House is a powerful, heartbreaking literary thriller based on the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who risked his life to smuggle thousands of Jews and escaped Allied prisoners out of Italy under the nose of his Nazi nemesis. A deadly high-stakes battle of wits ensues in this astonishing, unforgettable story of love, faith and sacrifice, exploring what it means to be truly human in the most extreme circumstances.… (mer)
Medlem:pinkeyes55
Titel:My Father’s House (The Rome Escape Line Trilogy, 1)
Författare:Joseph O’Connor (Författare)
Info:Europa Editions (2024), 368 pages
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Rome, December 1943 and the German Army has recently taken control of the city. Based on real events, Joseph O’Connor has crafted a captivating, exciting and thoroughly entertaining novel. The story recounts the exploits of The Choir, a group lead by a Vatican Monsignor, which is aiding escaped Allied servicemen to hide and avoid the Germans. Most of the action takes place on Christmas Eve 1943, as the group undertake a vital mission, details of which are only gradually revealed. The members of The Choir come from a variety of countries and backgrounds and their characters are distinctly and realistically drawn, as is that of the Gestapo commander who is desperately trying to uncover their network. As the clock counts down on the progress of the mission, O’Connor ratchets up the tension, never revealing whether it will succeed or not or whether the group will be captured.
  camharlow2 | Jun 16, 2024 |
A monsignor in the Vatican during WW2 manages an escape route for Allied POWs
Hugh O'FLaherty is a big Irishman, fond of boxing, with a temper. He is assigned to the Vatican in the ministry that handles annulments. He is given a collateral assignment to minister to POWs in the German camps, becomes enraged, insults the camp commandants, and tangles with the Gestapo chief in Rome. The Pope himself orders him confined to the Vatican, but he hides Allied soldiers in the crypts, and engages an English ambassador, the wife of the Irish representative to the Papal See, an Italian contessa, and others in the Choir, so named because they conduct their meetings in the Vatican while practicing choral music. The main action is on Christmas Eve, when packets of money needed to get the POW's out of Rome have to be delivered secretly around the city. The story is mostly told in third person narrative, but there are long sections of interviews and reminiscences from the participants, given to reporters for a BBC documentary, and at the end of the story Hugh is in London for a visit during the airing of the program. The Gestapo chief Hauptman is a complex character, and forms a obsession with O'Flaherty that at the end turns into his education in and conversion to Catholicism when in prison after the war. The epilogues explains that the story is based on true events.
The author is fond of elaborate and evocative scenes, describing in detail the streets of Rome and the Vatican, the sights and smells of the gardens and crypts. The prose is sophisticated, but I thought it somewhat impeded the flow of the narrative ( )
  neurodrew | May 24, 2024 |
I was looking forward to reading this novel - it sounded fabulous. Set in the Vatican during WWII and. based on the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a man who risked his life trying to save others from the Nazis, this was my type of book!

However, it didn't deliver. I couldn't connect with the writing style and I hated how the story was interspersed with transcripts of later interviews from the members of O'Flaherty's choir - the group that had been involved in helping over 6,500 Jews and allied POWs escape from Italy. They made the story disjointed and ruined the continuity of the main plot. The short sentences added to this feeling.,

I couldn't finish this novel and gave up just past the halfway point. I googled Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty after I had put the novel aside and was amazed at his bravery. His story deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated, however, "My Father's House" didn't do justice to the real man. What should have been an action-packed, nail-biting, tension-filled novel was a tedious read filled with unnecessary detail and too many narrators. A very disappointing story. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Apr 20, 2024 |
Based on a true story, My Father's House is inspired by the extraordinary life of Monsignor Hugh O' Flaherty, who risked his life to smuggle Jews and escaped Allied prisoners out of Italy in 1943 during the WWII. He was a brave and unconventional man who devised clever schemes with the help of some unlikely people to keep people safe and under the radar of the Nazis. It's an amazing story of courage and bravery during the war where the Rome Escape Line was used to move people through the Vatican to safety even under the watchful eyes of the Germans. He organized "choir" practice where the song and music were used to mask the sounds of their plans and to confuse the Nazi soldiers who were likely eavesdropping. This is the first book of a trilogy.

I received a complimentary advanced reader's copy of this book from Edelweiss and Vintage Digital. My review is voluntary and all opinions are expressly my own. ( )
  marquis784 | Mar 23, 2024 |
The first in the Rome Escape Line trilogy, it’s inspired by the true story of Hugh O’Flaherty, a priest who helped Allied prisoners of war and Jewish people escape Italy during WWII when Rome was occupied by the Nazis.

This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction based on fact. It’s written by way of BBC transcripts and documents interspersed with the suspenseful build up to the ‘Rendimento’, a well planned mission, on Christmas Eve in 1943. It’s beautifully written in a very evocative and descriptive manner, even operatic in some ways. The bravery of Hugh and the rest of ‘the choir’, as they were known, is astonishing. Each voice is distinctly written and easily recognisable without the person being named. The story rattles along at a fair rate. It’s really quite the page turner and very much a thriller. We should be extremely thankful to people such as these as they contributed to our freedoms today, they were and are heros. Being caught would’ve meant certain death. A powerful, moving and worthwhile read and I look forward to reading book two, The Ghosts of Rome. ( )
  VanessaCW | Feb 26, 2024 |
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From the best-selling author of Star of the Sea, a WWII-era "great escape" novel set in the Vatican September 1943: German forces occupy Rome. Gestapo boss Obersturmbannführer Paul Hauptmann rules with terror. Hunger is widespread. Rumors fester. The war's outcome is far from certain. Diplomats, refugees, and escaped Allied prisoners flee for protection into Vatican City, at one fifth of a square mile the world's smallest state, a neutral, independent country within Rome. A small band of unlikely friends led by a courageous Irish priest is drawn into deadly danger as they seek to help those seeking refuge. Book 1 in the Rome Escape Line Trilogy, My Father's House is a powerful, heartbreaking literary thriller based on the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who risked his life to smuggle thousands of Jews and escaped Allied prisoners out of Italy under the nose of his Nazi nemesis. A deadly high-stakes battle of wits ensues in this astonishing, unforgettable story of love, faith and sacrifice, exploring what it means to be truly human in the most extreme circumstances.

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