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The winter garden

The winter garden

Thynne, Jane, author

Clara Vine, fresh from her adventures in 'Black Roses', is now deeply entrenched in the secret services in pre-war Berlin. Trusted for her good work and quick thinking she is asked to go deeper undercover. This time she finds herself in a Nazi Bride School, where innocent young German women are schooled on the art of being a wife - and their future husbands are none other than the top ranking officials of the Nazi Party. With danger on every corner, it will take everything Clara has to survive this time

Hardback, Book. English. Spy stories. Thriller.
Published London: Simon & Schuster, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Jane Thynne
ISBN: 1849839875, 9781849839877
Physical Description: 420 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Berlin (Germany) History 1918-1945 Fiction.


'The perfect fusion of history, suspense and high romance'
The Times on Black Roses||'A thoughtful but fast-moving novel'
Reader's Digest on Black Roses||'This well-researched story unfolds with utterly knuckle-whitening suspense, and it was my favourite escapist read of the year'
Saga Magazine on Black Roses||'Terrific'
The Sunday Times on Black Roses||'Jane Thynne's smooth writing, sensitive understanding of the era and sharp observations combine into an excellent historical thriller'
Literary Review on Black Roses||'Fast-paced and gripping'
The Sunday Times on The Winter Garden||'A thoroughly enjoyable read: fast-paced, atmospheric and genuinely suspenseful'
Mail on Sunday on The Winter Garden||'Both historically fascinating and a proper thriller'
Reader's Digest on The Winter Garden||'An absolute cracker of a read...Thynne expertly maintains the suspense, while evoking the tension of Berlin as the city gathers its strength for war'
The Times on The Winter Garden||'A thumpingly good read with a strong denouement'
Mail on Sunday on The Winter Garden||'So convincing one forgets that it is a piece of fiction'
The Lady on The Winter Garden||'Pre-war Germany's atmosphere of reprehension, terror and Nazi hubris is vividly evoked in a gripping but sad tale'
Literary Review on The Winter Garden||'A tale of suspense and intrigue...Thynne's grasp of the period is first-class, and she has woven in a tender wartime love story'
Mail on Sunday on A War of Flowers||'Darkly brooding horror hangs overGermany; an irresistible page-turner packed with historical detail and toldfrom a most unusual perspective'
Kirkus Reviews on Faith and Beauty||‘This is the fourth of the addictive ‘Clara Vine’ novels, set in Berlin on the eve of war. Clara is a half-German British agent with access to the inner circle of Nazi wives. Portraits of women such as Magda Goebbels and Eva Braun are ruthlessly truthful, but drawn with compassion. It is early 1939, and Clara is drawn into investigating the murder of a girl at the League of Faith and Beauty finishing school. Brilliant’
Saga magazine on Faith and Beauty