If you read and loved The Hare With Amber Eyes, then you should read this. If you have ever spent time in Austria and fallen in love with it, then this is for you. If you were intrigued by The Third Man, if you are interested in that strange time between the end of the war and the re-opening of the Staatsoper, this is your book. if you like clever, poignant love-stories, or if you prefer a bit of grit in your oyster, this is for you too. This is a perfectly wonderful book and I cannot understand why it isn't on everyone's summer reading list. It's not one you can gobble up in an afternoon, but it's one you will only want to put down because you don't want it to end too soon. I can't recommend it too highly.