Talented Lucie and Suzanne recreate themselves as Claude and Marcel in pre-WWII Bohemian Paris. Moving to Jersey in 1938, they form their own Resistance to the Nazi occupation. This fictional autobiography by Suzanne/Marcel is a great evocation of the first half of the 20th century, but above all is a moving account of one woman's love for another.
Claude was always testing the border between that which could be expressed and that which had to be concealed. She liked to exploit the fact that our feelings for each other lay beyond most people's imagination .... We were safer than we realised.
I wasn't so sure.