The Time In Between

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The inspiring New York Times bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II


Between Youth and Adulthood . . .

At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew.

Between War and Peace . . .

With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes.

Between Love and Duty . . .

As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers’ wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal.

Already a runaway bestseller across Europe, The Time In Between is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels to be swept away by a masterful storyteller.

Ha scritto il 18/07/16
Un bel romanzone
con una protagonista che all'inizio non mi piace granche', ma che poi, per condizioni e crescita, diventa forte, gran lavoratrice, davvero un bel personaggio, con un Marocco stupendo di fondo.
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Ha scritto il 11/10/14
Tetuán. Madrid. Lisboa.
Una novela que recorre la historia de España durante el mayor protagonismo de Franco. Pero vista desde otro punto de vista, aquellos ajenos a los movimientos políticos y de guerra. Más tarde visto desde el mundo del espionaje, los personajes van cruz ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Nov 20, 2014, 18:30
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Autore: César Benito

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