Going To Madrid - Bookshelf
But why not go to Madrid by the usual route, via Bayonne ?" I anticipate your question, gentle reader ; and foresee distinctly that you could never be in- duced to peruse a single one of these sketches without having been previously ...
In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, reluctant British Secret Service spy Harry Brett witnesses General Franco's ambivalence about maintaining neutrality and investigates a shadowy Madrid businessman whose girlfriend would prevent a ...
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A popular mystery writer breaks out with this page-turning international bestseller set in post-Civil War Spain September 1940: the Spanish Civil War is over, Madrid lies in ruin, while the Germans continue their march through Europe, and General Franco evades HitlerÂ's request that he lead his broken country into yet another war. Into this uncertain world comes a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service, sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shady Madrid businessman. Meanwhile, an ex-Red Cross nurse is engaged in a secret mission of her own. Through this dangerous game of intrigue, C. J. SansomÂ's riveting tale conjures a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices.
When at the wedding reception he reaches in his pocket, everybody thinks he is going to pull out a gun — including the (western/ white) spectator. Whereas London's fragmented and chaotic environment is not alienating for the refugees, ...
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Traveling from Warsaw to Blackpool, Marseilles to Madrid, this book investigates the postmodern nature of contemporary Europe's urban life and cinema, and shows how European films represent these cities across old and new Europe. Interdisciplinary in approach, the book engages with diverse films, including "Luna Park", "Run, Lola, Run", "Trainspotting", "Wonderland", and many more. It tackles the issues about postmodernity raised by these films and the changes wrought in European cities over the last two decades under the effects of political change, from the postcommunist era in Moscow and Berlin to the effects of Thatcherism in Edinburgh and London.