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War Lovers

in Literature

Some of the greatest love stories of all are set against the backdrop of raging war. Test your knowledge of these lovers and you’re in the running to receive a 30-euro (£23 / $33) gift certificate to spend at Amazon; in case of a tie, a name will be drawn.

Deadline: April 31, 2016






Name the novel in which these lovers appear:

An American ambulance driver serving in the Italian Army during the First World War falls in love with an English nurse.

2. In the tense years following the Blitz in London, a sophisticated, middle-aged, divorced woman falls in love with a man who later turns out to be a Nazi spy.

3. A British journalist in his fifties who has been covering the French war in Vietnam falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, but so does a young American CIA agent.

4. A Cockney skipper is thrown in with an Anglican missionary on the upper reaches of the German-occupied Ulanga River during WWI and together they must make their way as they slowly come to fall in love.

5. This southern belle has a love interest in both a southern gentleman and a handsome rogue, but marries twice to men she doesn’t love.

6. Set against the backdrop of WWII, a young British woman falls in love with a regiment commander from Transylvania, but the relationship becomes complicated when it is learned he is a vampire.

A young Scottish woman, who grew in France, uses her knowledge of French to join the secret service in an effort to support the French Resistance. Her true motive, however, is to find her lover who is missing in action somewhere in France.


8. Set on the Greek island of Cephallonia during WWII, a young woman first falls in love with a Greek fisherman before falling for a young, Italian captain who sets up in her home as part of the invading force.

9. During the Spanish Civil War an American in the International Brigades falls in love with a young Spanish woman who has been raped by the Falangists.

10. As a combat photojournalist covering the Vietnam War, this woman falls in love with two men: a prize-winning photographer, who is married, and his Vietnamese assistant.

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