The Balkan Trilogy (Paperback)Olivia Manning (author)
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'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
'One of the finest fictional productions that Britain has seen since the war' - Anthony Burgess
Living and working in Rumania, Guy and Harriet Pringle are forced to evacuate to Greece before the steady advance of the German army. The Balkan Trilogy is the remarkable portrait of their marriage, a haunting evocation of a vanished way of life and a delightfully ironic comedy of manners in a breaking world.
Number of pages: 1040
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 44 mm
A fantastically tart and readable account of life in eastern Europe at the start of war -- Sarah Waters
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 *
Wonderfully entertaining * Observer *
One must salute the brilliance ... the exactness of sights and sounds, the precise touches of light and scent, the gestures and entrances * Guardian *
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