The Girl in the Film
By Charlotte Eager
A young and ambitious journalist Molly Taylor sets off for Bosnia to cover the war.
She dreams of making her career – and setting the world to rights.
But, in a time of war, love can be more dangerous than a bullet.
And she is about to discover that once you go into Sarajevo there is no turning back.
After falling in love with Amir, she is she is drawn into a mystery whose truth can only be revealed years later, when Molly returns to post-war Sarajevo to uncover the bitter truth about the man and the city she thought she knew.
‘The Girl in the Film’ is an enthralling love story about what war does to people, set during the siege of Sarajevo and the grey aftermath of peace. It shows not only the compromises people make to survive in war but also their fate once the war dries up and the world’s attention moves on.
‘The emotions Charlotte Eagar describes, felt by her foreigners and Bosnians, are something that only someone who has known these feelings could show with such uncanny, searing accuracy.’ – Tim Judah, author of Kosovo War and Revenge.
‘The Girl in the Film captures the feel, the texture, the chaos of the war, the back-of-the-throat burn of it and its irresistible pull. Nothing evokes what it is to be young, hopeful, idealistic and at war as effectively as this.” –Allan Little, BBC, author of The Death of Yugoslavia.
An award-winning foreign correspondent, investigative journalist and travel writer, Charlotte Eagar has written stories from places as diverse as Sarajevo, Baghdad, Moscow and Rome. She has worked for the Observer, the Sunday Telegraph, the Spectator, Harpers & Queen and The Times Magazine, as well as most other British papers and magazines, and currently writes for ES Magazine.
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