viernes, 13 de abril de 2018

Ratón de biblioteca: The doctor / Laura Spinney


"It was purely by accident 
that I had become a traitor. 
Just because one day, 
out of curiosity, 
I happened to walk back 
from my evening round 
via the main road, 
and a woman named Anna Petrova 
crossed my path..."

In the tense, uncertain days before World War Two, a female doctor in London's East End helps the injured caught up in rioting between Fascists and Communists. But the authorities suspect her actions, and before long, she finds herself imprisoned—with devastating consequences.

"An engaging thriller, an historical novel, 
and a thought-provoking meditation on how fate can taint us ...

Laura Spinney

Spinney's debut is lucid, intelligent writing, 
allied to a lyricism that renders 
the most fleeting images poignant. 
A name to look out for."— 
Keiron Pim, Time Out

"Part of the brilliance of Laura Spinney's first book derives from the remarkably authentic detail and atmosphere of the story, set in the East End of London in 1939 ... 
This, surely, is a writer of whom we shall hear much more."— 
Martyn Goff, Jewish Chronicle

"If you were ill in the East End of London just before the second world war, you would have difficulty finding a better doctor than the narrator of Laura Spinney's debut novel ... a potent and distinctive voice."— 
Simon Garfield, Financial Times

..vividly describes the death of sympathy in a conscientious woman trying to find her way through a war”  
Times Literary Supplement

This is a haunting and important novel with profound implications 
Independent on Sunday

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