Dance Between Flames Paperback – 1 Jun 1995
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About the Author
Antony Cutler is the pseudonym of acclaimed novelist and Renaissance historian Anton Gill. Under his own name he has published a series of thrillers set in Ancient Egypt, and a history-mystery, The Sacred Scroll. An English Literature graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, he has been a freelance writer since 1984, and has been translated and published worldwide. He has written a wide variety of historical non-fiction, and previously worked in theatre, radio and television. Anton is married to the actress Marji Campi, and divides his time between London and Paris.
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His well-written text not only clarifies many of the complex issues of the time but provides the reader with an unmatched eye for detail which brings the city, its characters and customs to vivid life. From his description on page one of the elderly Lorenz Adlon, founder of the famous hotel, making his way in 1918 toward the Brandenburg Gate clutching a bouquet of wild flowers, to his careful evocation of life in the city as demonstrated by its politics and press, its personalities, the entertainments, cinema, cabaret and the heady spirit of the times, his obvious deep knowledge of the city shines through this highly interesting and thought provoking book.
Hindsight of past history is not over used, (the NSDAP don't feature until their historical times dictate it), and due credit is given to those who might have changed the direction in which the city and the country was headed.
Anton Gill is the first to acknowledge that this huge and interesting period has been the subject of many volumes already. Personally, I would search long and hard for a book which bettered his knowledge, breadth of scope or choice of detail. For sheer enjoyment and sense of place it delivers. It leaves too, a strange depth of longing for a city which for one short deadly period was the centre of the world.
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