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A Place to Stand (Bloomsbury Reader) [Kindle Edition]

Ann Bridge
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Book Description

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.

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About the Author

Ann Bridge (1889-1974), or Lady Mary Dolling (Sanders) O’Malley was born in Hertfordshire. Bridge’s novels concern her experiences of the British Foreign Office community in Peking in China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realized settings and demure social satire.

Bridge went on to write novels around a serious investigation of modern historical developments. In the 1970s Bridge began to write thrillers centered on a female amateur detective, Julia Probyn, as well writing travel books and family memoirs. Her books were praised for their faithful representation of foreign countries which was down to personal experience and thorough research.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 494 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1448200822
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader; 1 edition (28 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #275,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wartime adventure 10 Mar. 2013
By Zuleika
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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. 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.
The story features Hope Kirkland, the pampered daughter of the American ambassador, who discovers in herself a talent for intrigue, helping to smuggle gallant Poles across the frontier under the threat of the German invasion; in so doing, at no little cost to herself, she discovers unexpected strength and compassion, and we see her maturing as she really falls in love for the first time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, combining romance and politics 11 July 2012
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A Place to Stand is an utterly compelling read. I was intrigued by the romantic liaisons of Hope, the young girl, as they unfolded against the backdrop of the Second World War. Brilliantly written, this novel stands the test of time. I'd certainly recommend following it up with Ann Bridge's Enchanter's Nightshade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 19 Sept. 2013
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excellent book with wonderful 1930s perspective of life - if you like this era, you will love this book, she is such a find as an author to me
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1.0 out of 5 stars The power of love 3 May 2013
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This story illustrates the courage of ordinary people who became involved in tragedies caused by war and how they triumphed over events by personal sacrifice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Set against the entry of HItler's forces into Hungary, a charming heroine and a sweet romance 7 Mar. 2015
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Place to Stand 23 Jan. 2013
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Really gave an insight as to the world at that time and the people that were living in the area.
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