Fever at Dawn (Hardback)
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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 07/04/2016
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'An incredible gem of a novel, based on a true story. I loved it' LAURA BARNETT, bestselling author of THE VERSIONS OF US 'Powerful' Mail on Sunday 'Poignant, uplifting, tender, affectionate' Daily Express 'Tenderly uplifting' Good Housekeeping 'Tenderly humorous. Vital and enjoyable' The Australian 'Dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving.' Jennifer Clement, author of award-winning novel PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN 'A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.' Joan London, author of GILGAMESH, THE GOOD PARENTS and THE GOLDEN AGE The No.1 European Bestseller In an over-crowded hospital ward in the summer of July 1945, Miklos is propped up against a pillow. He is writing a letter of hope. It doesn't matter that Miklos is bruised and battered, that his skin shares the same colour as a greying pile of ash, or that the doctor told him "You have six months to live". Because, now, for the first time since the war, he feels truly alive. Miklos is thinking of things far more important than his health. He is thinking that he would like to find a wife...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857523785
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An incredible gem of a novel, based on a true story. I loved it." * LAURA BARNETT, bestselling author of The Versions of Us *
"A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy." * Joan London, author of GILGAMESH, THE GOOD PARENTS and THE GOLDEN AGE *
"Dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving." * Jennifer Clement, author of award-winning novel PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN *
"Powerful" * Mail on Sunday *
"A riveting and high-spirited journey from the brink of death toward life...With courage, humor, and unfailing emotional honesty, Peter Gardos illuminates the incredible power of the human will." * Julie Orringer *
"The impossibly moving story of two damaged youths who forge from their amour fou a love that will light the decades ahead. With playfulness and charm, with iron conviction, Fever at Dawn will convince you that it's possible not only to survive the worst of human hell, but to transcend it." * Francisco Goldman, author of SAY HER NAME *
"Books don't make me cry. Fever At Dawn did. Drawing you in with pathos and playful wit, it squeezes the heart with sorrow and leaves it expanded with joy and love." * Gabor Mate M.D., author of IN THE REALM OF HUNGRY GHOSTS *
"Poignant, uplifting, tender, affectionate" * Daily Express *
"Tenderly uplifting " * Good Housekeeping *
"Absorbing . . . a touching account of a strange courtship" * The Sydney Morning Herald *
"Tenderly humorous. Vital and enjoyable" * The Australian *
"Deeply moving...there is little in this story of the horrors of Belsen and forced labour on starvation rations, and much of friendship, determined persistence and transcendent love." * Otago Daily Times *
"Will make you like life more when you've finished" * The Bookseller *

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“A lovely, moving tale.”

Miklos is looking for a wife. Having suffered horrific suffering in Belsen concentration camp, he finds himself taken to Sweden for medical care. Whilst in his hospital bed he decides to write to the women from his... More

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“Based on a true story this is moving and compassionate novel that is packed with emotion”

When the war ended in 1945 and the horrors of the concentration camps were clearly visible to the world for those that survived the death camps it was time to rebuild their shattered lives and try and find husbands,... More

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