Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 26 mm
Completely original . . . Takes the reader's breath away -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times *
Gripping and touching . . . Tessa de Loo's powerful narrative filters Europe's grand events through a family story that tests the ties of blood against the pull of passion and the blast of war * Independent *
A huge success . . . a memorable and moving tale * Sunday Telegraph *
Has there ever been, one wonders, a more imaginative and moving dramatization of the human cost of the divisions and destruction wreaked by Hitler s madness? Quite likely not. A flat-out masterpiece: exhilarating and unforgettable * Kirkus Review *
This excellent novel spans the entire twentieth century. De Loo interleaves the twins' story with that of two countries locked in bloody conflict. A moving read about humanity's darkest hour -- Sebastian Shakespeare * Evening Standard *
Details of time, place and atmosphere are acutely evoked, and the characters are presented with a generous sympathy that stops short of special pleading * The Times *
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