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Csardas by Diane Pearson
  

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First published in 1975, Csardas follows the fortunes of the Hungarian Ferenc sisters, Eva and Amalia, daughters born into aristocracy and wealth whose life of balls and parties is shattered by two world wars. Spanning the outbreak of the Great War to the 1950s, the sisters’ lives are remade in just a few decades - just as their country and Europe itself changed completely. An unputdownable saga.

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Csardas by Diane Pearson

CSARDAS - taken from the name of the Hungarian national dance - follows the fortunes of the enchanting Ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic Hungary, through the traumas of two World Wars. From the dazzling elegance of coming-out balls, feudal estates and a culture steeped in romance, to terror and starvation in the concentration camps - no story could be more dramatic than that of Eva and Amalia Ferenc, whose fate it is to be debutantes when the shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo plunged Europe into the First World War. Their story is enthralling, tragic, romantic - and absolutely unputdownable.

Reviews

'A story you won't easily forget, done on the scale of GONE WITH THE WIND'
Sunday Mirror

'I defy anyone to remain unaffected
London Evening Standard

'Immensely readable...has all the fire and dash of the national dance from which it takes its title
Sunday Telegraph


About the Author

Diane Pearson worked in publishing for four decades and is the author of seven novels, including the bestselling CSARDAS. She was President of the Romantic Novelists Association for twenty-five years. She lives in South London.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

Diane Pearson

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781781857519

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