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West of the Wall - Marcia Preston

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... Of course all this is not without a price and he is exploiting Trudy for his own political ambitions and so she returns to West Berlin with her hopes shattered. It is interesting to see through Trudy's eyes the relative affluence and material wealth of America in the 1960's compared to ... Read review
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West of the Wall by Marcia Preston. A good read.

AdvantagesGood story set in an interesting period of time.

DisadvantagesSlightly unbelievable at times.

"...and so she returns to West Berlin with her hopes shattered. It is interesting to see through Trudy's eyes the relative affluence and material wealth of America in the 1960's compared to the conditions at that time in both East and West Berlin. Back in West Berlin and again Wolfgang Kruger comes to her aid. Well, you will have to read the rest for yourself… Having become immersed in the harshness of daily living in East Berlin in the 1960's it ..." Read review
28.07.2008

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A thriller with a human angle

AdvantagesGreat subject; a well-told story; detail of historical accuracy

DisadvantagesA few flaws in the story but nothing major

"...However when she gets to West Berlin she finds that is Rolf is not the man she thought he was, nor is it going to be so easy to get Stefan brought to the West.. "West of the Wall" is a thriller with a difference and that difference is a human element. I would even go as far as to say that it is a thriller for women because of the romantic and family aspect to it that one does not normally associate with this kind of subject matter. I am sure that ..." Read review
14.07.2008

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East, West - Which is Best?

AdvantagesInteresting, dramatic, good characterisation, authentic feel for the GDR

DisadvantagesRather unbelievable middle section

"I borrowed West of the Wall by Marcia Preston from our local library, after reading a review on Dooyoo, which inspired me to seek it out. I have always been fascinated by Eastern Europe and this novel is set in Berlin, just after the Wall divides the East and West. I spent three weeks in East Berlin in 1989, just a few months before the Wall came down, so I was looking forward to immersing myself in the 1960s and to get a feeling of life then in this ..." Read review
10.12.2008

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Type Fiction
Genre Modern Fiction
Title West of the Wall
Author Marcia Preston
ISBN 0778302040
EAN 9780778302049

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