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Night Falls on the City Vienna, 1938. Beautiful actress Julia Homburg and her politician husband Franz Wedeker embody all the enlightened brilliance of their native city. But Wedeker is Jewish, and just across the border the tanks of the Nazi Reich are primed for the Anschluss. When the SS invades and disappearances become routine, Franz must be concealed. With daring ingenuity, Julia conjures a hiding place. In the shad...

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Sarah Gainham was born in London in 1915. She moved to Germany in her early thirties, shortly after WWII, and then to Austria, where she remained for over fifty years. It is in central Europe that her early thrillers such asCold Dark Night,The Stone RosesandSilent Hostageare played out.

Night Falls on the Citywas first published to worldwide acclaim in 1967. She later wrote two further novels set in Vienna,A Place in the CountryandPrivate Worlds. Gainham reported regularly on central European affairs for theSpectator,Encounterand theNew Republic. She died in Austria in 1999

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One of the most rewarding novels I have ever read ... It is all done with a sure, confident but restrained hand, which make the terror and horror of it all the more potent. I feel confident in recommending it to anyone who prefers a big serious subject wrapped in a sparkling, alluring parcel of well-plotted, well-told and exciting fiction, as I do. -- Peter Hitchens * Mail on Sunday * This arresting book, saturated with a sense of place, paints a compelling portrait of a society swiftly descending into chaos. * Good Book Guide * A vivid picture of war . . . Gainham is a master storyteller. -- David Herman * Jewish Chronicle * One of my favourite books . . . The story of Julia's double life is moving and memorable. -- Jessica Mann * Literary Review * Brilliantly captures the mass confusion, corruption ... and the mistrust of even friends and family engendered by the occupation. Leaves you with an indelible impression. -- Val Hennessy * Daily Mail * Thrilling. -- Fanny Blake * Woman & Home * A rare novel of beauty and scope and ambition ... without doubt Gainham's masterpiece -- Kate Mosse, bestselling author of Labyrinth Brilliant and moving. -- Simon Mawer, Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Glass Room A pleasure to read . . . a compellingly intimate portrait of Vienna from the Anschluss to the end of the Second World War, which captures its atmosphere of fear, mistrust, corruption and ultimate collapse. There are no heroics; instead Sarah Gainham offers a scrupulously detailed story of individuals forced through barbarism into chaos. -- Helen Dunmore, bestselling author of The Siege and The Betrayal

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