Myrmidon buys memoir from occupied France

Myrmidon buys memoir from occupied France

Myrmidon has acquired the true story of a young British girl and her family trapped in France during the Second World War after her father is incarcerated by the Nazis.

Kate Nash, director at Myrmidon, acquired world rights to the memoir, titled Nell and the Girls, direct from the author, Jeanne Gask.

Nash said: “We fell in love with Nell and the Girls immediately. While it is a story about the hardships, and sometimes the horrors, of war, it has similar charm to the Call the Midwife stories. There is the gentle humour and happiness in small things that growing up and family life can be about.”

Gask, who is now in her 80s, is based in Teddington, Middlesex.

Myrmidon will publish her memoir in original paperback at £7.99 on 7th May, the day before the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.