From the bestselling author of birdsong comes charlotte gray the remarkable story of a young scottish woman who becomes caught up in the effort to liberate occupied france from the nazis while pursuing a perilous mission of her own in blacked out wartime london charlotte gray develops a dangerous passion for a battle weary raf pilot and when he fails to return from a d. Charlotte gray is a 1999 novel by sebastian faulks faulks completes his loose trilogy of books about france with this story of the adventures of a young scotswoman charlotte gray who becomes an agent of britains special operations executive soe assigned to work with the french resistance in vichy france during world war ii. Charlotte gray was filmed by ecosse films directed by gillian armstrong in 2001 from a screenplay by jeremy brock although the film was thought to have ducked the challenges of the book and fared disappointingly at the box office it had a strong performance by cate blanchett as charlotte with notable support from billy crudup as julien and helen mccrory as a local french courier. Sebastian faulks worked as a journalist for fourteen years before taking up writing full time in 1991 he was voted author of the year by the british book awards for birdsong which was also a new york times bestseller he is best known for his trilogy of novels set in france the girl at the lion dor birdsong and charlotte gray. Faulks first novel since the extraordinary success of birdsong is written with the same passion power and breadth of vision set in england and france during the darkest days of world war ii charlotte gray like birdsong depicts a complex love affair that is both shaped and thwarted by war
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