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Without Frontiers - Hélène Jeanty Raven

Hutchinson, 1960, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a short, closed, tear to the foot of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

From the cover: “A woman can scarcely be expected to forgive those who kill the man most dear to her. But that is what Madame Helene Jeanty Raven did. And such a story of spiritual growth within a human being can hardly have been equalled in the long course of history.

Madame Jeanty Raven was the gay and lovely wife of a Belgian lawyer turned soldier when the war against Nazi oppression broke out. Without hesitation she plunged into what was even then the Resistance, giving cover to those who plotted against the invaders and shelter to a British airman. Before long she was in the hands of the Gestapo, and so was her husband. To save him she feigned madness, only to find after years in Nazi prisons and asylums that her husband had been shot in his prison camp.

But instead of bitterness there came a positive turning to the solace of religion, to work for the refugees, to the pursuit of goodwill among all men.

Here is one of the most remarkable, one of the most inspiring, of the books that have come out of a cruel and senseless war — a book to be read by all those who have faith in the decency of mankind.”


Jacket designed by Patricia Davey. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 222 pages.
£11.00