New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    

The Birdcage

(2014)
A novel by

 
The city of Salonika in the First World War: a kaleidoscope of nationalities, cultures and political ambitions, shifting and re-forming around a richly-varied group of English men and women, who have been blown here by many different winds: young nurses from a Women's hospital; seasoned soldiers, pulled back from Gallipoli; a young art student - talented but uncouth - who is surprised into love of Elsie, a doughty young nurse; Isabel, the slightly ageing beauty of the Surrey Hills, who finds she is not immune to the glamour of a Serbian officer with nothing to lose and little to offer; 'Simple' Simon, who pursues spying and antiquarian studies with equal enthusiasm; the Kite Balloonists, who must trade off any ideas of chivalry towards the enemy against the need to survive in a world so foreign to them.

This city more than half-Jewish, which - until a few months ago - was one of the jewels of the Ottoman crown, is now suddenly Greek. Nominally neutral, it teems with French, British and Serbian armies. A city brimming with intrigue, where cafe society pursues its way unperturbed, within earshot of the fighting, it is the Casablanca of WWI.
It's a breathless ride - eccentric, comic, moving, enthralling. Welcome aboard...

 
Similar Books by other authors...


The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother And Me
Sofka Zinovieff

A House Full of Daughters
Juliet Nicolson

The Art Forger
B A Shapiro

Greenmantle
(Richard Hannay, book 2)

John Buchan
 
Used availability for Clive Aslet's The Birdcage


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

July 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Birdcage
Author(s): Clive Aslet
ISBN: 0-9536647-1-6 / 978-0-9536647-1-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Players' Account
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Birdcage
Author(s): Clive Aslet
ISBN: 1-910985-00-7 / 978-1-910985-00-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Birdcage
Author(s): Clive Aslet
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Birdcage: a novel
Author(s): Clive Aslet
Publisher: Cumulus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Search for