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The Weeping and the Laughter

Noel Barber

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense, Second World War fiction, Romance

Love, tragedy, joy and heartbreak of a family fated to live out their lives among the dramas of great events. 'An ingenious blend of escapism and fact...Barber is the master' Mail on Sunday

This story describes the dramatic lives of Prince Dmitri Korolev and his family caught up in the upheavals of European revolution and war. They flee Russia in 1919, escape to Switzerland and then Paris, but, with the Second World War, they come under further pressure from the Communist police. The author worked for many years in Paris as a foreign correspondent and wrote several novels including "Tanamera", "A Farewell to France", "A Woman of Cairo" and "The Other Side of Paradise".

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Praise for The Weeping and the Laughter

  • An astonishing fictional debut . . . A great read - Daily Mail on TANAMERA

  • 'An exceedingly good book, and one of the can't put down variety . . . a winner' M M Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions - M M Kaye, author of The Far Pavilions on TANAMERA

  • Noel Barber has always done everything in a big way, with style, panache and a dash of adventure. But he has never written a story of such dimensions, such a sense of history and imagination as this first novel . . . it is an intensely gripping and convincing story - Manchester Evening News on TANAMERA

  • Barber is a master - Mail on Sunday

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