A Lily of the Field

A Lily of the Field

eBook - 2010
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Spanning the tumultuous years 1934 to 1948, John Lawton's A Lily of the Field is a brilliant historical thriller from a master of the form. The book follows two characters-Méret Voytek, a talented young cellist living in Vienna at the novel's start, and Dr. Karel Szabo, a Hungarian physicist interned in a camp on the Isle of Man. In his seventh Inspector Troy novel, Lawton moves seamlessly from Vienna and Auschwitz to the deserts of New Mexico and the rubble-strewn streets of postwar London, following the fascinating parallels of the physicist Szabo and musician Voytek as fate takes each far from home and across the untraditional battlefields of a destructive war to an unexpected intersection at the novel's close. The result, A Lily of the Field, is Lawton's best book yet, an historically accurate and remarkably written novel that explores the diaspora or two Europeans from the rise of Hitler to the post-atomic age.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9780802196255
080219625X
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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empbee
Apr 09, 2016

A great read even with some little faults, such as the switch from broken English to perfect command of it by the heroin.

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Trevor_Jones
Oct 21, 2015

Tearing through all John Lawton's books right now. Excellent reads. I came at them from an historical perspective - after reading David Kynaston's "Family Britain" and have stayed for the detective thriller aspects.

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