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Zoo Station

Label
Zoo Station
Title
Zoo Station
Statement of responsibility
David Downing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Englishman John Russell is a member of the foreign press corps in Berlin and a first-hand witness to the brutal machinations of Hitler and the Nazi party in the build-up to war during the early months of 1939. Unlike many of his colleagues, Russell wishes to remain in Berlin for as long as possible to be close to Effi, his glamorous actress girlfriend, and above all to Paul, his eleven-year-old son who lives with his estranged German wife. When an old acquaintance turns up at his lodging house, Russell's life begins to change. Gradually he is persuaded by a combination of threats, financial need and appeals to his conscience to become a spy first for the Soviet Union and then, simultaneously, for the British. The grimness, the constant fear and the skin-deep glitter of pre-war Berlin alleviated by atmospheric excursions to Prague, Danzig, London and the Baltic seashore form a rich backdrop as Russell, a reluctant hero and saviour for some, treads along ever narrowing lines between the Russians, the British and the Gestapo
Member of
Summary
When an American journalist living in 1939 Germany agrees to write articles for the Soviets, he gets dragged into dangerous activities and is sought by warring factions when British and Nazi intelligence discover his actions
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164420
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downing, David
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
John Russell series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Zoo Station
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ceb544b3-872c-4490-a4f6-2897953ffb23
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781906964375
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Zoo Station
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ceb544b3-872c-4490-a4f6-2897953ffb23
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781906964375
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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