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Reginald Hill (author)
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The Collaborators book. From the bestselling author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series, a superb novel of wartime passion, loyalty – and betrayal. The first Reginald Hill book I've read, despite always enjoying the Dalziel and Pascoe adaptations on TV.

Everything was going well. As Miche the Butcher’s factor he was prosperous; as Yerevan’s housemate, he moved in the most fashionable circles. As Miche the Butcher’s factor he was prosperous; as Yerevan’s housemate, he moved in the most fashionable circles didn’t bother them, they wouldn’t bother hi. hen an old woman with a yellow star sewn to the breast of her threadbare coat walked b. t was like a shadow crossing the sun. He forgot it almost instantly till five minutes later he saw another on a middle-aged ma. astily paying his bill, he jumped up and followed, overtaking him just beyond the church of Saint Germain.

From the bestselling author of the Dalziel and Pascoe series, a superb novel of wartime passion, loyalty – and betrayal Paris, 1945. In the aftermath of the French liberation, Janine Simonian stands accused of passing secret information to the Nazis. She is dragged from her cell before jeering crowds, to face a jury of former Resistance members who are out for her blood.

The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

The Collaborators (Paperback). Reginald Hill (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Hill's novels are really dances to the music of time, his heroes and villains interconnecting, their stories entwining' Ian Rankin, Scotland on Sunday. Hill is on of the finest crime writers ever' Sunday Telegraph. Visit the Reginald Hill author page Added to basket.

The Collaborators - Reginald Hill. my least favourite of Reginald Hill's books - well written, and makes several good points -but wouldn't have been my choice of subject matter if not written by Hill. vivl 6Go to vivl 6's profile, opens in a new window

The Collaborators - Reginald Hill. vivl 6Go to vivl 6's profile, opens in a new window. While the plot is somewhat gentler and less focused than that of your average Dalziel & Pascoe novel, I found this only a little less compelling. I simply enjoy Reginald Hill's writing and the humanity of his characters

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  • The wonderful mystery writer Reginald Hill (Pascoe and Dalziel series, etc.) turned to another period and another country with "The Collaborators", an exciting and insightful but cold-eyed story of desperate living under wartime occupation and the variety of ways that the French chose to respond to their captivity. Collaboration with occupying Germans or with homegrown fascists was often the only way to make a living, protect loved ones or otherwise live a normal life in the years 1940 to mid-1944 in France. But there were others--well documented in this novel's characters--who saw it as a way to make a buck, settle old political scores or further a political agenda. These categories all figure in "The Collaborators", which rarely sounds a false note through to its conclusion.

    With a central focus on Parisian wife and mother Janine Simonian (married to a French Jewish resistance hero) and German officer Gunter Mai (an intelligence officer with unusual humanity), the story encompasses a large number of characters, all attempting to survive--and sometimes prosper--without running afoul of the Gestapo and deportation to a concentration camp. Some do survive; some are destroyed by their anti-German resistance; but all are mightily injured by the experience of conflict or by the necessity of compromise and collaboration by war's end.

    This is a thoughtful and engrossing novel. Not surprising since it is the product of one of the UK's best writers.

  • This is very different from Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe stories. It's about France in WW II, and what life was like for the French during the Nazi occupation. It's about the conflict between collaborating with the Nazis to survive, and resisting them to be loyal to France. With the current interest in the two world wars, I recommend this book highly to get a better understanding of the war on a human scale, and what it was like to live in a country that's occupied by your enemies.

  • This tale, set, for the greater part, in occupied Paris during WWII, is a consummately well-told story of what relations were like, what life was like, whilst Paris was in German hands. It is also a desperate story of love. A distinction has to be made here between what was called the "Occupied Zone" and the "Free Zone": Paris and much of Northern France was officially occupied, the south of France, whilst occupied de facto of course, was officially classified as under the Vichy regime, and the tricolour was allowed to fly. It seems a piddling distinction now, and eventually it did indeed turn out to be so, but in the perception of the French when this story takes place, it did make a great deal of difference.

    There is so much infighting, back-stabbing, faithlessness, opportunism etc. between not merely the French and Germans, but, actually - and historically accurately, it must be said - between different factions of the French and different factions of the Germans, that it makes for a very harrowing read, and the erudite Hill, in one particular scene, does not spare the reader from any of the Gestapo's interrogation tactics - against other Germans officers! - including piano wire and other such grisly kit - so be forewarned!

    There are so many players here, a tad too many actually that degenerate into caricatures, hence my four stars. But the main players are Janine Simonian and and Abwehr Lieutenant (later Captain) Günter Mai. If you don't know what the Abwehr was and why it ultimately disintegrated under Hitler, this is as good a book as any to suss it out.

    It's an unusual love that develops between Janine and Günter, thrown together by circumstance and fate and twirled around so many times that it dizzies the reader. But, for France, and this is still true today - I was witness to a brawl in a Parisian café late one night over the mention of the term "Vichy regime" - what Janine pronounces rings true:

    "There was no way to know. That was one thing the war had changed for ever. No one who had lived through it in France would ever be able to look at another face and be sure what was going on behind the eyes."

    Hill, unlike many writers who put quotations in front of chapters, is extremely erudite and fluent in both French and German, quoting from French authors and poets especially who lived through the time covered. They are extremely apt, and add savour and pith to the book, rather than serving as pretentious bobbles. One from Paul Éluard seems a fit ending to this review and enticement to read this book, in this, the sole review of it on Amazon thus far:

    "Sur mes refuges détruits
    Sur mes phares écroulés
    Sur les murs de mon ennui
    J'écris ton nom."

  • Reginald Hill does it again. I must say that I'm not big fan of Dalziel and Pascoe but his other novels are original and very different. This one tells the story of the German Occupation of France from the point of view of both sides. As usual he tells the story so well and it's a book that can be read many times and is always enjoyable. I was so sorry to hear of the authors' death last year.

  • Reginald Hill is one of my favourite authors. His stories are always original and his latest offering does not disappoint. He has his own inimitable style of prose which appeals to lovers of quirky turns of phrase and use of unique names for characters. This particular WW11 story is charged with emotional tension and suspense throughout, and rather poignant. I highly recommend it.
    Margaret M Ford
    August 2012

  • An exciting book written about the invasion of France during WW11. The book give us an insite into the terrible times in France during the war. Excellently written.

  • This has good story telling and characters which are engaging. The novel maintains a good pace throughout. It is a very successful Reginald Hill.