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Publisher's Summary

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 (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
By Silvine on 03-09-18

Top quality story of Brits in wartime Europe

I loved it. Felt totally immersed in that period. Characters are utterly believable and fascinating.

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