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Intriguing, compelling, utterly brilliant,
This review is from: Berlin: Imagine a City (Hardcover)
This book had me enthralled from the first pages, spellbound by its insights into a city of which I previously had such one dimensional knowledge. It felt as though Maclean were shining light through a prism at Berlin's long story, some aspects coming startlingly close, others darkly receding. Going way beyond a standard 'history', it gives such a sense of life, of character and how events long past continue to influence the present and its future. It has stayed with me in the weeks since reading it in a way that very few books do. I can't recommend highly enough.