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A Castle in Wartime - by Catherine Bailey (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 480

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Holocaust

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Viking

Age Range: Adult

Author: Catherine Bailey

Language: English

TCIN: 76453532
UPC: 9780525559290
Item Number (DPCI): 248-69-8432


"Bailey's deep research and her amazing craft at reproducing in vivid detail the stories of von Hassell and the people she encounters...make for chilling prose."--Booklist

"Catherine Bailey has already demonstrated a truly remarkable ability to intertwine searing family histories with great historical events. With A Castle in Wartime she outdoes even herself, with a true story that simultaneously shows huge personal empathy with the fate of two toddler brothers as well as a profound understanding of the pure evil that lurked at the heart of the Third Reich."--Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny

"An uplifting, exciting story of the extraordinary actions of one family during World War II... [Bailey] relates the entire suspenseful story like a novel. Right to the nail-biting end, this book captures your attention in alternating dread, fear, and hope."--Kirkus Reviews (*starred review*)

"Remarkable . . . a powerful, engrossing story of a journey into the heart of darkness and final escape from it."--Sunday Times (U.K.)

"Bailey has an extraordinary ability to penetrate right to the heart of a family and uncover often painful stories. An important book."--Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

"Bailey has a knack for bringing characters to life . . . Fascinating."--Times of London (U.K.)

"Bailey has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life . . . as thrilling as any novel."--Daily Mail

"This historical page-turner gives a gripping view of the conflict's consequences for one upper-crust family."--Publishers Weekly

"I was gripped by A Castle in Wartime--it contained more tension, more plot in fact - than any thriller and was written with Bailey's usual extraordinary clarity and panache. To say that she makes history come alive is such a clich� and yet it's so true, she is absolutely one of my favorite writers."--Kate Atkinson, author of Big Sky and Case Histories

"One of the most harrowing, beautifully written and brilliantly researched books I have read in a very long time. I was completely absorbed from first page to last, and I enormously admire both Catherine Bailey's dedication to her subject and her expertise in recounting such a complex narrative. She is brilliant at conveying both character and location, and maintains an extraordinary control over every section of the story."--Selina Hastings, author of The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

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