|Title||:||The Portuguese Escape|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Portuguese Escape Reviews
This is the second book by Ann Bridge that I have read. It is a 1950s thriller spy story with some romance thrown in. Set in Portugal it is mainly concerned with the getting out of Hungary of a young aristocrat and a catholic priest and the efforts to keep them out. By today’s thriller standards it may seem a bit tame. There is an abduction and a car chase but no great action or twists in the plot. However for me it has other merits. The writing is good and the characters are mostly well drawn. The setting of 1950’s Portugal is very authentically portrayed. The author was a diplomat’s wife and so it is based on personal experience. Overall a light but enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more by this author. I would give this 3.5 if I could but will be generous and give it 4.
Julia, a gorgeous, charming journalist, befriends a Hungarian priest and young countess escaping from behind the Iron Curtain in this 1950's spy novel. Julia is too good to be true, but most of the story centers around other characters: Father Antal, Hetta the young countess, the two diplomats who have fallen in love with her, a Portuguese Duke and his daughter Luiza, and others. Vividly set in Portugal.
I am loving this obscure series written in the 1950's. It's essentially a cozy thriller. Is that even a genre? In this second book we get escapees from behind the Iron Curtain, communist thugs trying to capture them and our heroine Julia, on top of things as always.
This is an old book written over forty years ago and seems quite dated, with many references to Communists and Iron Curtain countries, but still an enjoyable read.
A little slow, but it kept my attention. Will read more of this author.