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Prague Spring Free download ✓ 2 ´ [BOOKS] ⚣ Prague Spring By Simon Mawer – New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Room Simon Mawer returns to Czechoslovakia this time during the turbulent 1960s with a suspenseful story that mixes sex politics and betrayal In the summ New York Times bestselling authoHey decide on a whim to visit Czechoslovakia where Alexander Dubček's socialism with a human face is smiling on the worldMeanwhile Sam Wareham First Secretary at the British embassy in Prague is observing developments in the country with both a diplomat's cynicism and a young man's passion In the company of Czech student Lenka Konečková he finds a way into the world of Czechoslovak youth its hopes and its ideas For the first time n. the Russian bear was right outside the hive While all the little bees were panicking you could hear his heavy breathingIn 1968 Czechoslovakians were striving for new freedoms of speech movement and expression but their Russian masters could not tolerate that In this tense and moving account of that summer Simon Mawer describes the weeks leading up to the Russian invasion that would end the country’s hopes for change Simon Wareham is a junior diplomat at the British Embassy who demonstrates a surprising lack of judgment throughout James and Ellie are students at Oxford University on a hitchhiking holiday who by happenstance end up in Prague just days before the invasion Mawer brings these and other main characters such as Lenka Simon’s Czechoslovak girlfriend together for the denouement The style is slightly different from his other novels At times he breaks from the narrative to describe a situation or event in a way which for me was reminiscent of film noir voiceovers It works well and helps with historical context The main characters are all believable and easy to relate to although I wonder about Simon Wareham’s future career in the diplomatic service after such consistent errors of judgment There is a satisfying mix of historically true and fictional characters and events and I’m left with a long list of Google searches to follow upEasily 45 stars pushing towards 5 With this Simon Mawer has returned to the heights of The Glass Room and The Fall

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Othing seems off limits behind the Iron Curtain Yet the wheels of politics are grinding in the background The Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev is making demands of Dubček and the Red Army is amassed on the borders How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasionWith this shrewd engrossing and sensual novel Simon Mawer cements his status as one of the most talented writers of historical spy fiction today. The history is accurate the plot moves towards it inevitable conjunction at an admirable pace the descriptions of Prague set the scene perfectly but above all the spirit of 1968 is captured admirably Lenka to me the main character symbolises Czechoslovakia and her fall under the onslaught of the Warsaw pact troops An excellent novel

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Prague SpringNew York Times bestselling author of The Glass Room Simon Mawer returns to Czechoslovakia this time during the turbulent s with a suspenseful story that mixes sex politics and betrayal In the summer of a year of love and hate of Prague Spring and Cold War winter Oxford students James Borthwick and Eleanor Pike set out to hitchhike across Europe complicating a budding friendship that could be something Having reached southern Germany t. How do I review THIS Mawer's new book is a masterpiece The story will touch you through its gentleness it will hold your heart caress it and then crush it Parts of beautifully poetic language are followed by raw story telling which gets to the point uickly and simply I loved the book that's all I can say and I bow before Mr MawerFull review soon to be posted on my blogCzech review