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The Torn Flag
About the Author
Rupert Colley was born one Christmas Day, which means, as a child, he lost out on presents. Nonetheless, looking back on it, he lived a childhood with a "silver spoon in my mouth" - brought up in a rambling manor house in the beautiful Devon countryside. It's been downhill ever since.
He was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then he started a series called History In An Hour, "history for busy people", which he sold to HarperCollins UK.
Rupert now lives in London with his wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and writes historical fiction, mainly 20th century war and misery. Historical fiction with heart.
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This is the story of people caught in the grip of Communist evil, of their personal lives and their interplay with others. But this is also the story of the Hungarian revolution told in shocking detail. It is the story of conflict between characters and within themsleves; strengths and weaknesses. Characters come alive -- you get into their heads. They are empathetic or cruel and heartless, but always interesting. There is the dark side of human nature as well as its oppostie.
A skillfully developed, suspenseful plot keeps the story moving. If you liked this novel you may also like his other story about the Hungarian revolution: My Brother the Enemy. Reviewed by the author of The Children's Story, About Good and Evil.