The Balkan Trilogy (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
1040
Utgivningsdatum
1992-11-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Arrow Books Ltd
Dimensioner
128 x 200 x 53 mm
Vikt
560 g
ISBN
9780099427483
The Balkan Trilogy (häftad)

The Balkan Trilogy

"Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes"

Häftad Engelska, 1992-11-01
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___________ 'So glittering is the overall parade - and so entertaining the surface - that the trilogy remains excitingly vivid; it amuses, it diverts and it informs, and to do these things so elegantly is no small achievement' - Sunday Times 'One of the finest fictional productions that Britain has seen since the war' - Anthony Burgess Living and working in Rumania, Guy and Harriet Pringle are forced to evacuate to Greece before the steady advance of the German army. The Balkan Trilogy is the remarkable portrait of their marriage, a haunting evocation of a vanished way of life and a delightfully ironic comedy of manners in a breaking world.
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One must salute the brilliance ... the exactness of sights and sounds, the precise touches of light and scent, the gestures and entrances * Guardian * Wonderfully entertaining * Observer * So glittering is the overall parade- and so entertaining the surface that the trilogy remains excitingly vivid; it amuses, it diverts and it informs, and to do these things so elegantly is no small achievement. * Sunday Times * A fantastically tart and readable account of life in eastern Europe at the start of war -- Sarah Waters Magnificent ... full of wit, sharp insight and vivid description. * The Times *

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Olivia Manning, OBE, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, spent much of her youth in Ireland and, as she put it, had 'the usual Anglo-Irish sense of belonging nowhere'. She married just before the War and went abroad with her husband, R. D. Smith, a British Council lecturer in Bucharest. Her experiences there formed the basis of the work which makes up The Balkan Trilogy. As the Germans approached Athens, she and her husband evacuated to Egypt and ended up in Jerusalem, where her husband was put in charge of the Palestine Broadcasting Station. They returned to London in 1946 and lived there until her death in 1980.