The Paris Architect
by Charles Belfoure
Pub Date 20 Aug 2015
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1942, Paris. Architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him huge wealth – and maybe a death sentence. He has to design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined of Nazi soldiers won’t discover it.
When one of Lucien’s other designs fails horribly, the problem of hiding a Jew becomes personal, and he can no longer deny the enormity of his project. What does he owe his fellow man, and how far will he go to make things right?
‘Belfoure writes like an up-and-coming Ken Follett’ Booklist
‘A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man’s unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the Second World War’ Malcolm Gladwell, The Guardian