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Prague Spring
Prague Spring | Simon Mawer
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It's the summer of 1968, the year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter. Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe with no particular aim in mind but a continent, and themselves, to discover. Somewhere in southern Germany they decide, on a whim, to visit Czechoslovakia where Alexander Dubcek's 'socialism with a human face' is smiling on the world. Meanwhile Sam Wareham, a first secretary at the British embassy in Prague, is observing developments in the country with a mixture of diplomatic cynicism and a young man's passion. In the company of Czech student Lenka Koneckov, he finds a way into the world of Czechoslovak youth, its hopes and its ideas. It seems that, for the first time, nothing is 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 Dubcek and the Red Army is massed on the borders. How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasion?
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mrozzz
Prague Spring | Simon Mawer
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My latest #LibraryHaul is a good one!! Not sure how many I‘ll get to in the next few weeks, but I‘ve been especially looking forward to the tagged and Foe. Hope they live up to my expectations! 😄📚💕

readordierachel I'll be curious to hear what you think of Paradise Rot if you get to it! I've been wanting to read it. 13mo
mrozzz I‘m quite intrigued by it... @readordierachel I might have to renew it once or twice but it‘s small so I hope I can get through it sooner than later! 12mo
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Prague Spring | Simon Mawer
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Keep an eye out for this one from the New York Times bestselling author of THE GLASS ROOM, Simon Mawer returns to Czechoslovakia, this time during the turbulent 1960s, with a suspenseful story of sex, politics, and betrayal.
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Cinfhen Nice!! 1y
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An excellent story set against the backdrop of Czechoslovakia‘s ‘dangerous‘ experiment with liberalism in 1968, and the growing anxiety in the rest of the Warsaw Pact countries. Read my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41033697-prague-spring. #simonmawer #praguespring #historicalfiction #1968 #politics #communism #warsawpact #prague #czechoslovakia #fiction #contemporaryliterature #contemporaryfiction

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Eyejaybee
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3. Prague Spring by Simon Mawer.
4. Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks.
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