The Balkan Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Great Fortune | Olivia Manning

    The Great Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Olivia Manning
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It was a strange, uncertain world that Harriet entered when she married Guy Pringle. Guy taught English at the university at Bucharest, a city of vivid contrasts, where professional beggars exist alongside the excesses of mid-European royalty and expatriate journalists with a taste for truffles and quails in aspic. Underlying this is a fitful awareness of the proximity of the Nazi threat to a Romania which is enjoying an uneasy peace.

    Excellent Reading of a Fascinating Book

    Having both read Olivia Manning’s great trilogy and watched the TV adaptation (twice) I was somewhat wary of embarking on this reading, fearing that ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 February 2013 by Trevor (Craven Arms, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Spoilt City | Olivia Manning

    The Spoilt City

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Olivia Manning
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 1940, and Guy and Harriet Pringle and their friends in the English colony in Bucharest find their position growing ever more precarious. The phony war is over and invasion by the Germans is an ever-present threat... This is the second part of The Balkan Trilogy, which began with The Great Fortune and concludes with Friends and Heroes.

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    Friends and Heroes | Olivia Manning

    Friends and Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Olivia Manning
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Bucharest has fallen, and Harriet and Guy Pringle have escaped to Athens in the nick of time to find several of their old acquaintances there already. But even Guy's eternal optimism fails him when he realises that his former employees feel no gratitude or loyalty to him. Guy and Harriet both come to realise that with Greece threatened by the Axis Powers, Athens is not the safe harbour they thought.

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