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The glass room

Author: Simon Mawer
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On honeymoon in Venice in 1929, Viktor and Liesel Landauer face a new world when they meet brilliant architect Rainer von Abt. Soon, on a hillside near a provincial Czech town, the Landauer House with its celebrated Glass Room will become von Abt's greatest work, a modernist masterpiece in glass and steel, with travertine floors and onyx walls, filled with light and optimism. But while Viktor's beautiful wife is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Mawer
ISBN: 9781408700778 1408700778
OCLC Number: 261947887
Awards: Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009.
Commended for Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize 2010.
Commended for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2010.
Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011.
Description: 405 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Simon Mawer.

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Inspired by a real house, an amazing modernist symbol, Simon Mawer has written his best novel yet, a story guaranteed to dazzle and intrigue the reader.  Read more...

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