'Admirably frank and unapologetic. Mail on Sunday.
'Thrills, dangers, controversy…zeitgeist-shifting' Forbes.
About the Author
Reviews for Monica Porter’s previous books:
The Paper Bridge: A Return to Budapest
“Charming, unaffected… A sincere, essentially saddening book.” - Sunday Telegraph
“Her book was first published 30 years ago. Reissued now in a new edition, it permits another kind of travel – time travel – though its astute observations bear up well to the scrutiny of history.” - Daily Mail
“Of all the books timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the revolutions of 1989, The Paper Bridge may have the most charm. It is an elegant account of a visit the author made to Hungary, the land of her birth, a few years before those dramatic months when the Soviet Empire in Eastern Europe fell apart.” - Mail on Sunday
Deadly Carousel: A Singer's Story of the Second World War
“Immensely readable…with the unerring eye of a journalist Monica Porter traces every event and character.” - Jewish Chronicle
“Monica Porter’s book evokes the seesaw world of Forties Budapest – lurching from the Nazis into the arms of the Communists – with skill and sensitivity.” - Daily Telegraph
“Gripping memoir, and a salute to the spirit of Hungary.” - The Observer