Winter Games by Rachel Johnson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

To write an entertaining romp set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany is a tricky feat to pull off. Yet Johnson has done it – and done it in style.
-Guardian

Synopsis

"Winter Games" is a dazzling tale of secrets and betrayal, and the perfect novel for fans of "The Bolter" by Frances Osborne, and all those fascinated by the Mitford sisters. Munich, 1936. She doesn't know it, but eighteen-year old Daphne Linden has a seat in the front row of history. Along with her best friend, Betsy Barton-Hill, and a whole bevy of other young English upper-class girls, Daphne is in Bavaria to improve her German, to go to the Opera, to be 'finished'. It may be the Third Reich, but another war is unthinkable, and the girls are having the time of their lives. Aren't they? London, 2006. Seventy years later and Daphne's granddaughter, Francie Fitzsimon has all the boxes ticked: large flat, successful husband, cushy job writing up holistic spas...The hardest decision she has to make is where to go for brunch - until, that is, events conspire to send her on a quest to discover what really happened to her grandmother in Germany, all those years ago. Praise for Rachel Johnson: "Wonderfully readable". ("Guardian"). "Shiveringly brilliant". (Jilly Cooper). "Very funny, relentlessly observant". ("Daily Mail"). "Sharp, funny and knowing". (India Knight). Rachel Johnson is a journalist who has written two previous novels and two volumes of diaries. "The Mummy Diaries", "Notting Hell", "Shire Hell" and "A Diary of The Lady" are all available now from Penguin.
 

About Rachel Johnson

See more books from this Author
Rachel Johnson is one of the most high-profile and popular female journalists in the UK, with columns in the "London Evening Standard, The Sunday Times", and "Easy Living". She lives in Notting Hill, London, and Somerset with her husband and three children.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Penguin Books.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Winter Games
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Day on Mar 24 2013

To write an entertaining romp set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany is a tricky feat to pull off. Yet Johnson has done it – and done it in style.

Read Full Review of Winter Games | See more reviews from Guardian

Rate this book!

Add Review