By Diane Pearson
First released in 1975 as a Fawcett Crest e-book by means of Ballantine Books
This nice bestseller used to be in comparison with long gone WITH THE WIND while first released in 1975. CSARDAS - taken from the identify of the Hungarian nationwide dance - follows the fortunes of the mesmerizing Ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic Hungary, in the course of the traumas of 2 global Wars.
From the surprising attractiveness of coming-out balls, feudal estates and a tradition steeped in romance, to terror and hunger within the focus camps - no tale can be extra dramatic than that of Eva and Amalia Ferenc, whose destiny it truly is to be debutantes while the shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo plunged Europe into the 1st global warfare. Their tale is spell binding, tragic, romantic - and totally unputdownable.
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Csardas by Diane Pearson