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The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
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Mar 06, 14

bookshelves: fraudio, historical-fiction, published-2009
Read in November, 2009

** spoiler alert ** BBC Radio 4 - Book at Bedtime

Greta 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.

Very nearly a 4*

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Reading Progress

11/11/2009 "Episode- a child is expected"
11/11/2009 "The Glass Room is nearly complete but Liesel and Viktor's relationship is growing strained"
11/13/2009 "4 - The Landauer House is the envy of Czech society. Hitler is beginning his rise to power but Liesel and Viktor are distracted by new love."
11/14/2009 "Refugees from Nazi-controlled Austria are flooding into Czechoslovakia. One of these refugees arrives at the Landauer House."
11/17/2009 "How long can the Landauers, and their new nanny Kata, stay in what is left of Czechoslovakia?"
11/18/2009 "Episode 7 - During the Landauers' first year in exile, Liesel makes a heartbreaking discovery"
11/19/2009 "8 - As war rages in Europe, a letter from Hana brings news of what has happened to the Glass Room."
11/20/2009 "9 - The Landauers are on the move again but when their train is stopped in Occupied France, Viktor faces a devastating loss."
11/21/2009 "10- Thirty years have passed since Viktor and Liesel left the Landauer House. But Liesel has one more chance to experience the Glass Room."

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Laura lovely isn't it?

message 1: by Bettie☯ (last edited Nov 12, 2009 01:53PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Bettie☯ Laura wrote: "lovely isn't it?"

hello there Laura - it's just so NOT like my pre-conceived perceptions led me to believe, it's so much better than that. Sad though, in parts. I especially enjoy Hannah - the bohemian from Bohemia!

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