Title: Winter in Madrid
Authors: Sansom, CJ
Pages: 548
Year: 2006
Language: English
Description: September 1940, the Spanish Civil War is over and Madrid lies in ruins while the Germans continue their march through Europe. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett, a privileged young man, traumatised by his experience in Dunkirk, and now a reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. He is sent to gain the confidence of Sandy Forsyth, an old school friend turned shadowy Madrid businessman and Brett finds himself surrounded by memories and involved in a dangerous game. [Big read]

Comments from Groups:

A wonderful book which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Historically fascinating and most interesting, encouraging us all to delve more into Spain's history of the last century. The interweaving of the main characters, we found excellent. Thoroughly recommended. Wellington 041

Some loved the book - others couldn't get into it. Those that finished found ending sad and a bit depressing.... Nelson 028

Most of our group really enjoyed this book even those who would not usually read a spy story. However, some felt disappointed with the ending. All agreed a happy ending would not have fitted with real life! Palmerston North 001

Discussion was lively. Some found the book very entertaining, touching, and catching interest. Others thought the historical part very good but characters were not developed. The concensus was that everyone learned about Spanish history during this period. Motueka 001

MIxed reaction to this book. Most enjoyed it as a 'good read' with little criticism. Some found it too long .....and were critical of particularly the women characters. All appreciated the historical background of the Spanish civil war.... Diamond Harbour 001

Categories: Fiction


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