Bestselling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in Paris’s history and tells the stories of how women survived or didn’t during the Nazi occupation. Paris in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner. While Parisian men were either fighting at the front or captured and forced to work in German factories, the women of Paris were left behind where they would come face to face with the German conquerors on a daily basis – as waitresses, shop assistants, or wives and mothers, increasingly desperate to find food to feed their families as hunger became part of everyday life. In enthralling detail, Sebba explores the aftershock of the Second World War and the choices demanded. How did the women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? This is the first in-depth account of the everyday lives of women and young girls in this most feminine of cities.