Chapters 51-52 Summary

The phone rings again. This time it is Joshua, telling her he saw her on the eight o’clock news. Julia is surprised and asks what news. He tells her she was standing near the prime minister and looking a little pale but quite pretty nevertheless. Now Julia remembers the Vel’ d’Hiv’ ceremony. She hears her boss light a cigarette and she waits. He is usually blunt, so she wonders what he wants to say to her. Finally he congratulates her on her article and says it is generating a lot of talk. Bamber’s photos were great, he adds. She thanks him and asks what else he wants to say, and he finally says it.

One thing is bothering him about the article she wrote. Julia talked to the survivors, the witnesses, and others...

(The entire section is 570 words.)