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A Place to Stand epub

by Ann Bridge


A Place to Stand epub

ISBN: 1448200822

ISBN13: 978-1448200825

Author: Ann Bridge

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Action & Adventure

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader (December 20, 2012)

Pages: 322 pages

ePUB book: 1105 kb

FB2 book: 1799 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 151

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A Place To Stand book.

A Place To Stand book. Ann Bridge is sometimes accused of snobbery and I saw just a little of that her. It came mainly from characters whose backgrounds made their attitudes understandable, but I spotted one or two instances when it came from the author. I also have to say that I didn’t have to be told that Hope was pretty quite so many times.

During the course of her activities she falls. in love with a Polish refugee, and at the moment when Germany invades Hungary, she is already deeply involved – both emotionally and politically

A Place to Stand - Ann Bridge.

A Place to Stand - Ann Bridge. As he stood in front of the well-furnished tray of drinks, rattled the cocktail-shaker to see if it was full, found that it was, and poured himself out a glass, he asked over his shoulder-Seems a lot of glasses; anyone coming? Oh, just Bill Hershey and Tibor Zichy. What’re they coming for?

Ann Bridge (11 September 1889 – 9 March 1974) is the pseudonym of Mary Ann Dolling (Sanders), Lady O'Malley, also known as Cottie Sanders

Ann Bridge (11 September 1889 – 9 March 1974) is the pseudonym of Mary Ann Dolling (Sanders), Lady O'Malley, also known as Cottie Sanders. Bridge wrote 14 novels, mostly based on her experiences living in foreign countries, one book of short stories, a mystery series, and several autobiographical non-fiction books.

Narrated by: Loretta Rawlins. I found this book quite captivating; the wonderful thing about Ann Bridge is that whichever country she describes in her novels, so vividly does she capture all the details, that the reader feels really there, in the middle of it all. Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins. So it is in wartime Budapest, with its seven bridges across the Danube, its intoxicating flower markets, its grand balls, and the wonderful decaying elegance of its architecture.

First published in 1953, A Place To Stand is set in Budapest in the spring of 1941, Hope . Books related to A Place to Stand.

First published in 1953, A Place To Stand is set in Budapest in the spring of 1941, Hope - a spoilt but attractive socie. Bridge, herself an eye witness of these events, tells in moving and graphic terms the terrible story of Germany's 'protective' invasion; although it is presented in the form of an imaginative episode, the historical significance and accuracy are all too tragically evident. This admirable novel is at once a charming love story in the shadow of fear and disruption, a subtle and intimate portrayal of human beings in a time of crisis, and a most exciting narrative, set against the enchanting background of Budapest.

The New York Times Archives. View on timesmachine. A GREATLY traveled British author, Ann Bridge, specializes in the production of novels set in all those thrilling places she's seen

Ann Bridge shows here an intensity of feeling and a dramatic power which may come as a surprise after the gentle restraint of her earlier books

Set in Budapest in the spring of 1941, Hope - a spoilt but attractive society girl and daughter of a leading American business man - finds herself playing the lead in a dangerous and most unexpected affair of underground intrigue, through the machinations of her journalist fiancé. Ann Bridge shows here an intensity of feeling and a dramatic power which may come as a surprise after the gentle restraint of her earlier books.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780701105747. Release Date:January 1975. Publisher:Vintage/Ebury (A Division of Random House Group).

First published in 1953, A Place To Stand is set in Budapest in the spring of 1941, Hope - a spoilt but attractive society girl and daughter of a leading American business man - finds herself playing the lead in a dangerous and most unexpected affair of underground intrigue, through the machinations of her journalist fiancé. During the course of her activities she falls in love with a Polish refugee, and at the moment when Germany invades Hungary, she is already deeply involved - both emotionally and politically.

Bridge, herself an eye witness of these events, tells in moving and graphic terms the terrible story of Germany's 'protective' invasion; although it is presented in the form of an imaginative episode, the historical significance and accuracy are all too tragically evident.

This admirable novel is at once a charming love story in the shadow of fear and disruption, a subtle and intimate portrayal of human beings in a time of crisis, and a most exciting narrative, set against the enchanting background of Budapest.

Not one of her books is a waste of your time. You want to know the world.....read Ann bridge.
Really gave an insight as to the world at that time and the people that were living in the area.
This intimate and detailed look at the takeover of Hungary by Nazi Germany is an absorbing look at a piece of history that is little known or recounted. Told through the eyes of a young and romantic heroine, the book is an easy read, but the circumstances are so vital and the story so compelling that a great deal of history comes with the romance. The sweep of events at that time was so rapid that Hungary is often covered in history classes as just one more of the countries that fell to Hitler's armies, but of course, to the Hungarians, that is hardly adequate. This book tells their view of that tragic moment. Featuring some wonderful Polish characters as well, and drawing a lively and lovely picture of Hungary before the war, this book is a moving history lesson wrapped in a charming tale.
Such a good read. I'm becoming addicted to Ann Bridge's books. She makes me feel like I'm right there. Loved it.