1967: Night Falls on the City, by Sarah Gainham

By (author)Sarah Gainham


Night Falls on the City, written by Sarah Gainham, is a historical fiction novel set in Vienna during the period leading up to World War II. The story follows the lives of various characters, including a Jewish doctor, a Nazi officer, and a British journalist, as they navigate the political and social tensions of the time. The novel explores themes of love, betrayal, and the devastating impact of war on individuals and society as a whole.

Gainham’s writing is praised for its vivid descriptions of the city of Vienna and its inhabitants, as well as its nuanced portrayal of the complex political climate of the era. The novel provides a gripping and emotional insight into the lives of those affected by the rise of Nazi Germany and the subsequent war.

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Night Falls on the City, by Sarah Gainham, Collins, London, 1967. 572 pages. Presumed first UK edition (true first edition).

Brown cloth hardcover with gilt stamped lettering in spine. Dust jacket present, price clipped. Some light yellowing to pages. Some fading/yellowing to back cover of dust jacket.
Otherwise as good as new. Very fine/ fine to very fine condition.

Weight .65 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 4 cm

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