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This is an auction for THE NOVEL IN THE VIOLA by Natasha Solomons. reviews:

"A deeply touching and blissfully romantic elegy for a lost world."
- The Times

"It's 1938 and Elise Landau, the cosseted and adored "baby" of an haute bourgeois Jewish family, is forced from her beloved Vienna by the rise of Nazism. Though domestic servitude in Britain is a comedown from a life of silk and champagne, it's a welcome escape from persecution. Solomons's latest novel is an engaging read and, if it follows the fortunes of 'Mr Rosenblum's List', is ripe for the screen."
- The Guardian reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!! I loved this book. A young Jewish girl is sent from Vienna by her parents before the start of WW2, to live and work in an English country house. It is her story of adjustment (not speaking English etc.) and the life she leads during the War. Fabulous!"

"In the spring of 1938 Elise Landau arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay. A bright young thing from Vienna forced to become a parlour-maid, she knows nothing about England, except that she won't like it. As servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn, Elise wears her mother's pearls beneath her uniform, and causes outrage by dancing with a boy called Kit. But war is coming and the world is changing. And Elise must change with it. At Tyneford she learns that you can be more than one person. And that you
can love more than once."

"FIVE STARS!! Just loved this book, could feel all the heartache and pain that poor Elisa had to go through and still survive it all with her head up."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Natasha Solomons is the author of the internationally bestselling Mr Rosenblum's List.

Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

391 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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