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It is 1940, and Guy and Harriet Pringle and their friends in the English colony in Bucharest find their position growing ever more precarious. The phony war is over and invasion by the Germans is an ever-present threat...
This is the second part of The Balkan Trilogy, which began with The Great Fortune and concludes with Friends and Heroes.
©1962 The Estate of Olivia Manning
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By Frances on 09-03-16

Best reading and narration in a long time.

Recently recommended by Alan Furst at the SFJCC, this is #2 in the trilogy. Every second is packed with detail and conveys the terror of the situation. Looking forward to #3.

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