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Miss Silver's Past Hardcover – 11 Mar 1976

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd; First Edition edition (11 Mar. 1976)
  • ISBN-10: 0370105818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0370105819
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,715,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sckoverecky takes the central theme of a young editor's infatuation with the beautiful and mysterious Lenka Silver and takes us on a thrilling ride through Stalinist-era Prague, where toeing the line is the key to survival. This is more than a murder mystery; Skvorecky plays with the crime story formula, turns it on its head and delivers a priceless social commentary on how writing copy was such a dangerous pastime during the communist regime. The characterisation is rich and the plot builds up to a fantastic conclusion that won't disappoint. Surely one of his most under-rated and overlooked books.
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