October 1938, and foreign correspondent Jack Telford is on the run in northern Spain, territory now controlled by Franco's fascists. And he's killed somebody close to the Generalisimo's heart. Telford's a hunted man, and hunted by three different and deadly enemies. In a climactic chase from Madrid to the Republic's last outpost, in Alicante, during the closing days of the Spanish Civil War, Jack will learn hard lessons about the conflict between morality and survival.
Publisher: SilverWood Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
"A cracking, finely paced story of civil war, betrayal, fear and bravery. It is also remarkable for its robust and honest characterisation and its terrific detail." - Elizabeth Buchan, bestselling author of Consider the Lily, I Can't Begin to Tell You and The New Mrs Clifton A pacy thriller set in the murky world of civil war Spain where nothing is quite what it seems. Until the Curtain Falls confirms David Ebsworth's reputation as a first-rate story teller with a sharp eye for historical detail." - Dr David Mathieson, Spanish Civil War tour guide and historian, author of Frontline Madrid and Radical London in the 1950s "A pacy thriller of the Spanish Civil War's final months." - David Mathieson;"The author, David Ebsworth is a brilliant story teller, he describes the people and areas of Spain so well, you feel you know them. I learnt a lot about the Spanish civil war and those that were part of it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and parts reminded me of George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia." - Lesley B., NetGalley Reviewer;"The author combines the horrors of war with real relationships. We see suffering, corruption, an evil abuse of power, yet also good people, kindness, loyalty and a hint of romance. The backdrop is delicious in its detail, both beautiful and gruesome. In a country divided by war, there is fury and resentment from some while others just seem to carry on in their own merry way. The contrast couldn't be more glaring, yet this is fiction with a whole lot of factual evidence to support it. I was enthralled, disturbed, amazed and saddened in equal measures. I will revisit the localities mentioned in this book with renewed interest and complete respect." - Lynne F., NetGalley Reviewer