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A Place to Stand

A Place to Stand

(1940)
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Set in Budapest in the spring of 1941, Hope - a spoilt but attractive society girl and daughter of a leading American business man - finds herself playing the lead in a dangerous and most unexpected affair of underground intrigue, through the machinations of her journalist fiance. During the course of her activities she falls in love with a Polish refugee, and at the moment when Germany invades Hungary, she is already deeply involved - both emotionally and politically. Bridge, herself an eye witness of these events, tells in moving and graphic terms the terrible story of Germany's 'protective' invasion; although it is presented in the form of an imaginative episode, the historical significance and accuracy are all too tragically evident. This admirable novel is at once a charming love story in the shadow of fear and disruption, a subtle and intimate portrayal of human beings in a time of crisis, and a most exciting narrative, set against the enchanting background of Budapest.

Ann Bridge (1889-1974), or Lady Mary Dolling (Sanders) O'Malley was born in Hertfordshire. Bridge's novels concern her experiences of the British Foreign Office community in Peking in China, where she lived for two years with her diplomat husband. Her novels combine courtship plots with vividly-realized settings and demure social satire. Bridge went on to write novels around a serious investigation of modern historical developments. In the 1970s Bridge began to write thrillers centred on a female amateur detective, Julia Probyn, as well writing travel books and family memoirs. Her books were praised for their faithful representation of foreign countries which was down to personal experience and thorough research.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1940 : UK Hardback
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Ann Bridge
ISBN: 0-7011-0574-7 / 978-0-7011-0574-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: A Place to Stand (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Ann Bridge
ISBN: 1-4482-0082-2 / 978-1-4482-0082-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Ann Bridge
ISBN: 1-5226-7853-0 / 978-1-5226-7853-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Ann Bridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

May 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Place to Stand
Author(s): Ann Bridge
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Place to Stand (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Ann Bridge
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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