Novel set in pre-war London and Guernsey
The Novel in the Viola
Location(s): England, Vienna
Era(s): 1930s onwards
This book starts off with Elise in her Austrian days, in Vienna, having a lovely time in the early thirties. Swiftly the story picks up at Tyneford House, a mansion on the south coast of Englan, where she is sent to escape the impending whirlwind against the Jews. The portrayal of life in an English country house is a big part of the story, with insights into the class system, and the relationships between servant and master.
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