Reader recommendation: The Balkan Trilogy

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The Balkan Trilogy, by Olivia Manning, recounts the lives of a 15-member British colony caught in Romania, Yugoslavia, and Greece as Hitler’s forces approached. Their reactions and personalities reflect emotions common to all of us. Will there be a boat to take them to safety before the arrival of the German Army? It’s a 900-page good read.

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