It was the beginning of the Second World War, when Germany concentrated its resources on preparation for war... dissent to the government was not entertained, and the whole population in no time got engulfed in the horrors of the war. At this time, loyalty to the country was superior to any feeling, be it love, life or friendship.
Elsa was her farming father's first born but she was no ordinary girl. Determined not to fit in with the stereotypes expected from women in those times, Elsa took up metallurgical studies in the university, and went on to take the position of Oberleutnant zur see in the Women's Naval Service.
In Elsa's Dangerous Games by Alan Paisey, Elsa takes up on her own to discover suspicious activities, undertake ground level searches and risky missions involving conflict with enemy troops and a brush with Russian fighter-bombers. However, friendship in war was not just confined to bonds between men. The comfort and companionship of Elsa's new friendships would be a rock on which she would depend in the darkest times at war.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-224-6
Pages : 346
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Born in Swindon, and after military service, Alan Paisey taught in secondary schools in Southwark and Lambeth, London and later Bulmershe College, University of Reading, retiring as Head of Administrative Studies. Her Cell of Straw is his fourth published novel.