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Winter in Madrid

Winter in Madrid
 

In the year 1940, The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their march through Europe. Into this world comes Harry Brett: a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Harry find... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780230531895
Published 16 March 2007 by Pan Macmillan
Format Downloadable audio file/Audio
Author(s) By Sansom, C. J.
Read by Beale, Simon Russell

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ISBN-13 9780230531895
ISBN-10 023053189X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Audio Books
Publication Date 16 March 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Downloadable audio file/Audio
Author(s) By Sansom, C. J.
Read by Beale, Simon Russell
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Historical Fiction
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In the year 1940, The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, its people starving, while the Germans continue their relentless march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett: a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of old school friend Sandy Forsyth, now a shady Madrid businessman, Harry finds himself involved in a dangerous game - and surrounded by memories. Meanwhile Sandy's girlfriend, ex-Red Cross nurse Barbara Clare, is engaged on a secret mission of her own - to find her former lover Bernie Piper, a passionate Communist in the International Brigades, who vanished on the bloody battlefields of the Jarama. In a vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, Winter in Madrid is an intimate and compelling tale which offers a remarkable sense of history unfolding, and the profound impact of impossible choices. Sansom adroitly draws the disparate strands of his ambitious saga together. His non-peril evocations of time and place anchor his characters with satisfying precision. - Independent . Few authors have the ability, or capacity for research, which allows them to capture the mood and atmosphere of a period in history, so when one does, and does it as well as CJ Sansom in Winter in Madrid , then they deserve not only praise but success. Tony Galvin, Dublin Evening Herald .

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Author's Bio

C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he took a BA and then a Ph.D. in history. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Sussex.

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