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A Fine & Private Place - Simpson, John
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A Fine & Private Place - First edition

1983, ISBN: 0860511898

Hardcover, ID: 8607899151

[EAN: 9780860511892], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: robson books], ALEX SERAFIN, A 40-ISH PROFESSOR AT CAMBRIDGE, WAS BORN AND RAISED IN POLAND--BUT HE HASN'T BEEN BACK THERE SINCE 1968, WHEN HIS YOUTHFUL FORAY INTO UNDERGROUND ACTIVISM LED TO AN INNOCENT CHILD'S DEATH. (""I'VE DONE MY BIT FOR POLITICAL ACTIVISM, ALL THAT HAPPENS IS ORDINARY PEOPLE GET HURT."") NOW, HOWEVER, ALEX'S ESTRANGED FATHER DYING HOME. FURTHERMORE, OFF-AND-ON TRUE LOVE ENGLISH-BORN, HALF-POLISH MARY PASTOREK--WHO'S QUIETLY ACTIVE GETTING AID THE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT. SO, QUITE RELUCTANTLY, CHIEFLY ORDER KEEP MARY'S LOVE, NARRATOR SETS OUT (WITH MARY) ON DOUBLE MISSION POLAND: HE'LL PAY DEATHBED VISIT FATHER, DELIVER SOME RADIO EQUIPMENT (SMUGGLED INSIDE CHOCOLATE BOX) MESSENGER TADEUSZ. ONCE REACHES FATHER'S VILLAGE, THINGS MORE COMPLICATED. TADEUSZ HAS FOLLOWED BY UBEK (POLAND'S KGB) AGENTS--AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED FLEE TOGETHER. THEREFORE, IT'S UP HEADQUARTERS WITHIN NOWA HUTA INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX. . MESSAGE ""THE HEAD OF PRESIDIUM"" FROM TADEUSZ: IDENTITY TRAITOR MOVEMENT! CHASES ENSUE, WITH MOUNTAINS, CABLE-CARS, BARKING DOGS; GETS THROUGH ONE PIECE, LOSING THEN FINDING MARY. BUT END, WEST, IT SEEMS NAUGHT, BETRAYED HIM: ""I HAD THOUGHT I DOING SOMETHING ENDED HELPING TREACHERY.", Jacket, Book Description: Robson Books, 1983. 1st ed. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good with the pages a little tanned, a very clean and tight book. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good with just a little shelf wear. 233pp, 450g, 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Alex Serafin, a 40-ish professor at Cambridge, was born and raised in Poland--but he hasn't been back there since 1968, when his youthful foray into underground activism led to an innocent child's death. Now, however, Alex's estranged father is dying back home. Furthermore, Alex's off-and-on true love is English-born, half-Polish Mary Pastorek--who's quietly active in getting aid to the Solidarity movement. So, quite reluctantly, chiefly in order to keep Mary's love, narrator Alex sets out (with Mary) on a double mission to Poland: he'll pay a deathbed visit to his father, and he'll deliver some radio equipment (smuggled inside a chocolate box) to underground messenger Tadeusz. Once Alex reaches his father's village, however, things get more complicated. Tadeusz has been followed by UBEK (Poland's KGB) agents--and is seriously wounded when he and Alex flee together. Now, therefore, it's up to Alex to deliver the radio equipment to underground headquarters within the Nowa Huta industrial-complex. . . and to deliver a message to ""the head of the underground presidium"" from Tadeusz: the identity of a traitor within the movement! Chases ensue, with mountains, cable-cars, and barking dogs; Alex gets through in one piece, losing and then finding Mary. But in the end, back in the West, it seems that his mission was for naught, and that Mary has betrayed him: ""I had thought I was doing something for love, and I had ended up helping treachery." Bookseller Inventory # 3455087

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A Fine & Private Place - First edition

1983, ISBN: 0860511898

Hardcover, ID: 8607899151

[EAN: 9780860511892], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: robson books], ALEX SERAFIN, A 40-ISH PROFESSOR AT CAMBRIDGE, WAS BORN AND RAISED IN POLAND--BUT HE HASN'T BEEN BACK THERE SINCE 1968, WHEN HIS YOUTHFUL FORAY INTO UNDERGROUND ACTIVISM LED TO AN INNOCENT CHILD'S DEATH. (""I'VE DONE MY BIT FOR POLITICAL ACTIVISM, ALL THAT HAPPENS IS ORDINARY PEOPLE GET HURT."") NOW, HOWEVER, ALEX'S ESTRANGED FATHER DYING HOME. FURTHERMORE, OFF-AND-ON TRUE LOVE ENGLISH-BORN, HALF-POLISH MARY PASTOREK--WHO'S QUIETLY ACTIVE GETTING AID THE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT. SO, QUITE RELUCTANTLY, CHIEFLY ORDER KEEP MARY'S LOVE, NARRATOR SETS OUT (WITH MARY) ON DOUBLE MISSION POLAND: HE'LL PAY DEATHBED VISIT FATHER, DELIVER SOME RADIO EQUIPMENT (SMUGGLED INSIDE CHOCOLATE BOX) MESSENGER TADEUSZ. ONCE REACHES FATHER'S VILLAGE, THINGS MORE COMPLICATED. TADEUSZ HAS FOLLOWED BY UBEK (POLAND'S KGB) AGENTS--AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED FLEE TOGETHER. THEREFORE, IT'S UP HEADQUARTERS WITHIN NOWA HUTA INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX. . MESSAGE ""THE HEAD OF PRESIDIUM"" FROM TADEUSZ: IDENTITY TRAITOR MOVEMENT! CHASES ENSUE, WITH MOUNTAINS, CABLE-CARS, BARKING DOGS; GETS THROUGH ONE PIECE, LOSING THEN FINDING MARY. BUT END, WEST, IT SEEMS NAUGHT, BETRAYED HIM: ""I HAD THOUGHT I DOING SOMETHING ENDED HELPING TREACHERY.", Book Description: Robson Books, 1983. 1st ed. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good with the pages a little tanned, a very clean and tight book. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good with just a little shelf wear. 233pp, 450g, 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Alex Serafin, a 40-ish professor at Cambridge, was born and raised in Poland--but he hasn't been back there since 1968, when his youthful foray into underground activism led to an innocent child's death. Now, however, Alex's estranged father is dying back home. Furthermore, Alex's off-and-on true love is English-born, half-Polish Mary Pastorek--who's quietly active in getting aid to the Solidarity movement. So, quite reluctantly, chiefly in order to keep Mary's love, narrator Alex sets out (with Mary) on a double mission to Poland: he'll pay a deathbed visit to his father, and he'll deliver some radio equipment (smuggled inside a chocolate box) to underground messenger Tadeusz. Once Alex reaches his father's village, however, things get more complicated. Tadeusz has been followed by UBEK (Poland's KGB) agents--and is seriously wounded when he and Alex flee together. Now, therefore, it's up to Alex to deliver the radio equipment to underground headquarters within the Nowa Huta industrial-complex. . . and to deliver a message to ""the head of the underground presidium"" from Tadeusz: the identity of a traitor within the movement! Chases ensue, with mountains, cable-cars, and barking dogs; Alex gets through in one piece, losing and then finding Mary. But in the end, back in the West, it seems that his mission was for naught, and that Mary has betrayed him: ""I had thought I was doing something for love, and I had ended up helping treachery." Bookseller Inventory # 3455087

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A Fine and Private Place
Author:

John Simpson

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A Fine and Private Place

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9780860511892

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780860511892
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0860511898
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1983
Publisher: robson books

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ISBN/EAN: 9780860511892

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