A play that depicts Frederick Douglas overcoming his beginnings as a slave to becoming the first African American man to hold a diplomatic office.
Set in Italy in 1866, A Christmas Escape is Anne Perry's 13th festive Victorian novella. December, 1866. Charles Latterly, Hester Monk's brother, travels to Italy to spend Christmas on the volcanic island of Stromboli. In his secluded mountain hotel a curious group of people has gathered, and Charles senses a brittle strain between some of his fellow guests as they visit the crater of the island's famous rumbling volcano. While the guests prepare for Christmas, the volcano threatens to erupt, and they realise they must leave at once. As they plan their escape, with Charles thrust reluctantly into leading the group to shelter, one of their number is found dead. But if this is murder, there is a killer in their midst, and Charles must navigate a path to safety...A Christmas Escape is the intriguing and dramatic new festive tale from the pen of Anne Perry, the master of Victorian crime.
Escape is a vivid historical novel about Daniel, a Jewish man, who lived under the protection of a Catholic monsignor in Greece during the war, hidden from the Nazis, and sent away as the country turns chaotic prior to the end of the European war. Faction fights faction, all to the disadvantage of the Jews who, one way or another, survived WWII amid anarchy. He meets Sofia, another escaping Jew, and by chance assume the role of priest and nun. Uruguay becomes their destination and they, as clergy, are accepted as useful by escaped Nazis who lust for a new order they call the Fourth Reich. Never knowing who is friend or foe, they fight to stay alive in an atmosphere of deceit and intrigue. With Daniel and Sofia's help, escaped war criminals, Adolf Eichmann, Heinrich Muller, and Odilo Globocnik are discovered hiding in Uruguay. They advise agents of Israel's Mossad who sprit them away to Tel Aviv. Justice is served as all are swept into a battle between good and evil.
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