The Balkan Trilogy
Miranda's life is starting to unravel. Her best friend, Sal, gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The key that Miranda's mum keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives:'I am coming to save your... show more
Miranda's life is starting to unravel. Her best friend, Sal, gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The key that Miranda's mum keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives:'I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own.I ask two favours. First, you must write me a letter.'The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realises that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.
Publish date: January 1st 1988
Pages no: 928
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, World War II
Series: Fortunes of War -3 (#1)
I've finished The Great Fortune, the first of the three books that make up this trilogy. ‘Such a war! An unexploded squib of a war! What folly ever to start it. The great nations think only of power. They do not think of the ones who suffer for such a war.’ War has well-and-truly broken out, an...
bookshelves: re-read, spring-2011, play-dramatisation, published-1981, wwii, war Read from April 04 to 11, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** A re-read via Stars Joanna Lumley.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/... " Young newlywed Harriet Pringle arrives in Bucharest in 1939, just as Europe is ab...
A re-read via Stars Joanna Lumley.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0101gl8/Fortunes_of_War_Episode_1/
Been dying to read this ever since I flipped through a large portion of this http://amzn.to/cho2B0 for a paper in college. The NYRB table at the Brooklyn Book Festival was, overall, the most tantalizing and hard to resist... I got away with only buying two books there, this included, and I consider ...