The Balkan Trilogy
"Great Fortune", "Spoilt City" and "Friends and Heroes"
By (author) Olivia Manning
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Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
Book DescriptionLiving and working in Rumania, Guy and Harriet Pringle are forced to evacuate to Greece before the steady advance of the German army. The Balkan Trilogy is the remarkable portrait of their marriage, a haunting evocation of a vanished way of life and a delightfully ironic comedy of manners in a breaking world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099427483
(198mm x 129mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Olivia Manning
Olivia Manning, OBE, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, spent much of her youth in Ireland and, as she put it, had 'the usual Anglo-Irish sense of belonging nowhere'. She married just before the War and went abroad with her husband, R. D. Smith, a British Council lecturer in Bucharest. Her experiences there formed the basis of the work which makes up The Balkan Trilogy. As the Germans approached Athens, she and her husband evacuated to Egypt and ended up in Jerusalem, where her husband was put in charge of the Palestine Broadcasting Station. They returned to London in 1946 and lived there until her death in 1980.
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