Friends And Heroes
‘So glittering is the overall parade – and so entertaining the surface – that the trilogy remains excitingly vivid’ – Sunday Times
‘Wonderfully entertaining’ – Observer
Athens, 1941. Harriet Pringle feverishly awaits news of her husband, trapped in the spoilt city of Bucharest. Yet when the young couple are reunited, Guy once again becomes absorbed in his work, leading Harriet to seek the attention of a handsome young officer. But when Greece is defeated and Europe starts to crumble around them, Guy and Harriet are forced to find a new strength amidst the devastation. Manning’s exquisite observations on love, marriage and friendship during wartime are brought vibrantly to life.
One most salute the brilliance ... the exactness of sights and sounds, the precise touches of light and scent, the gestures and entrances. * Guardian * 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 the war -- Sarah Waters Wonderfully entertaining * Observer * Magnificent ... full of wit, sharp insight and vivid description. * The Times *
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