Winter of the World
Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon... show more
Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism. He also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler - but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence. The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London's East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima. At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert - amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists. Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the history of the human race. Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying trilogy 'The Century'. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama.
Publish date: September 18th 2012
Edition language: English
Series: The Century Trilogy (#2)
I enjoyed this book, although not as much as the first one, Fall of Giants. The characters in this book are the children of the characters from book 1. It takes place during World War II.
Od momentu, gdy skończyłem lekturę “Upadku gigantów” minęło całkiem sporo czasu, akurat tyle, bym kompletnie zapomniał imiona i nazwiska bohaterów. Pamiętam natomiast żal, jaki czułem, gdy dotarłem do ostatnich stron - żal osoby, która wie, że nic nie wyjdzie postaciom z ich planów, że nie zaznają s...
October bubby read with my brother. Although my reviews tend to be spoiler free I always wait for my brother to finish up before posting any reviews. I really liked this book just not as much as the first in the trilogy Fall of giants. Ken Follett' s characters tend to come off very wooden and on...
After longing to get my hands on Winter of the World ever since I finished Fall of Giants, I couldn't help but being disappointed by the second part of the Century Trilogy by Follet.It's of course a very nice book. Easy read, great historical background, compelling characters and what not.What was i...
Oh no, Oprah picked this book! It's been ages since I've read it, but I vaguely recall it was enjoyable. Never has stonemasonry & cathedral construction been so fascinating.