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El verano antes de la guerra / The summer before the war by Helen Simonson
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El verano antes de la guerra / The summer before the war by Helen Simonson
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Oct 23, 2018 | ISBN 9788491290742

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«Memorable.».-Daily Mail

«Un libro con un precioso envoltorio que se convierte en una historia de dignidad y coraje… Simonson tiene una mirada observadora y un don para la comedia… Los seguidores de Downton Abbey suspirarán de placer.».-Kirkus Reviews

«Hay un resplandor nostálgico y cálidamente seductor en esta evocación de una ciudad unida que se ve rota y a la vez reforzada por el comienzo de la guerra… Una lectura envolvente y enormemente emotiva.».-The Sunday Times

«En el marco de una historia de amor en tiempos de guerra, Simonson captura a la perfección las contradicciones de la vida en una ciudad pequeña: los idílicos pasatiempos, los vecinos metomentodo, la insinuación de que existen secretos y verdades inconfesables… el resultado es un enorme disfrute y una lectura adictiva.».-Entertainment Weekly

«El dulce intercambio de bromas entre dos espíritus afines que se deslizan lentamente hacia el amor está tan delicadamente elaborado como una taza de porcelana china.».-The Seattle Times

«Cada una de sus páginas es un placer y una sorpresa.».-The Buffalo News

«El meticuloso detalle y la elegancia con la que de manera tan hermosa evoca la atmosfera de la época, solo son igualados por la profundidad emocional que hace que esta novela sea tan conmovedora como entretenida.».-Sunday Mirror

Praise for The Summer Before the War

“What begins as a study of a small-town society becomes a compelling account of war and its aftermath.”Woman’s Day

“This witty character study of how a small English town reacts to the 1914 arrival of its first female teacher offers gentle humor wrapped in a hauntingly detailed story.”Good Housekeeping

“Perfect for readers in a post–Downton Abbey slump . . . The gently teasing banter between two kindred spirits edging slowly into love is as delicately crafted as a bone-china teacup. . . . More than a high-toned romantic reverie for Anglophiles—though it serves the latter purpose, too.”The Seattle Times

“[Helen Simonson’s] characters are so vivid, it’s as if a PBS series has come to life. There’s scandal, star-crossed love and fear, but at its heart, The Summer Before the War is about loyalty, love and family.”AARP: The Magazine


“This luminous story of a family, a town, and a world in their final moments of innocence is as lingering and lovely as a long summer sunset.”Annie Barrows, author of The Truth According to Us and co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“Simonson is like a Jane Austen for our day and age—she is that good—and The Summer Before the War is nothing short of a treasure.”Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

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