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The Glass Room - Simon Mawer
The Glass Room
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408700778 (1408700778)
ASIN: 1408700778
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
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DuncanH
DuncanH rated it
1.0 The Glass Room
Reader! Do you want a badly written romance novel with GCSE level attempts at symbolism and ‘depth’? Look no further. Not that this is how The Glass Room is described. If it was I wouldn’t have gone near it. This, after all, is a book shortlisted for The Booker Prize. “Life is like that”, he said, h...
CharlotteBuriedinBooks
CharlotteBuriedinBooks rated it
3.0
Book Club Read - I can't say I enjoyed this book, because I really didn't care for a lot of the characters - in fact most of the characters.The men especially, considering this was written by a man that's quite a feat.A young couple meet an architect while on their honeymoon in Venice, they ask him ...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it
4.0 The Glass Room
Set in the period before, during and after the Second World War, The Glass Room tells the story of an ultra-modernist house built by wealthy Czech couple, the Landauers. Herr Landauer owned a company that manufactured cars but since he was Jewish, his comfortable bourgeois life was about to be shatt...
Thewanderingjew
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5.0 Glass Room
The Glass RoomSimon MawerThe author has captured the time in Europe, just after World War I when hopes were high for the future, straight through the ensuing decades when hopes were dashed; time travels seamlessly through World War II with the ultimate Communist take-over of several countries and th...
Bettie's Books
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2.0 The Glass Room
BBC Radio 4 - Book at BedtimeGreta Scacchi reads from the novel by Simon Mawer. It is the beginning of the 1930s and Victor and Liesel Landauer are on honeymoon in Venice. Soon they will return to newly-formed Czechoslovakia, inspired to build an extraordinary family home.Abridged by Jeremy Osborne....
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