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A Republic of Wolves. A City of Ghosts

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A woman struggles to survive in the besieged city of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War. It's 1940 and María lives anonymously in the city which, despite what our history books tell us, has held out for four years and, with American help, may see its long siege lifted. A chance meeting with her son, a soldier in the army of General Franco, in the ruins of the city univers ...more
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Published August 8th 2012 by LULU PRESS
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AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator
Word count: about 160 000
Rating: Didn't finish - I have problems.




I can't. I just can't. I've been trying to read this book, which I've won in goodreads giveaway. Out of all the giveaways I've entered... Nvm.

During last two days I've seen a 3 hour program about queen Victoria's children, countless episodes of dog whisperer, a few films and even considered watching glee. That's how badly I don't feel like reading that book. Two days! So it's time to give up. Had potential - didn't use it.

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T.B. Markinson
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What I enjoyed most about this novel was Fisher’s way of inserting me into war-torn Madrid. Never for a moment did I think that he didn't know what he was talking about. It’s obviously that Fisher is quite familiar with the city and the history. The battle scenes are realistic and the main character and supporting cast are entertaining. It’s refreshing to have a woman as the heroine in a war novel. I’m not very familiar with
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Hilary
Nov 11, 2012 rated it liked it
A challenging read but ultimately worth the necessary perveverance. This novel demands a lot from the reader in terms of commitment to the premise and attention to the complex and densely detailed narrative. Not one to put downfor a while - like me the reader may well find it necessary to go back and re-read in order to keep a grip on the cast of characters and the plot.

The novel is set In a fictional Madrid in 1940, when the Civil War is still being fought. The heroine, Maria del Carmen Rodrig
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Edith
‘A Republic of Wolves, A City of Ghosts’ is quite a good read. It's a self-published work of Colin Fisher, a new author from Scotland who lived in Spain many years and I won it as a giveaway on GOODREADS. I must admit that the fact that a book is self-published always makes me doubt its quality because more often than not I found that such works aren’t worth the paper which they are printed on… and even less my time. The textbook size of the novel certainly didn’t improve my first impression, no ...more
Joseph
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Republic of Wolves. A City of Ghosts by Colin Fisher is a fictional account of part of the Spanish Civil War. Fisher was born in 1961 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland and graduated with a masters degree in history from Edinburgh University in 1983. To supplement his writing Fisher teaches at a British school in Madrid. Spain has been his home for the last ten years.

In A Republic of Wolves, the Spanish Civil War did not end in April of 1939 but went on into 1940, and the trenches encroached on the ci
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