Painter of Silence

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A&C Black, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 312 pages
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An intimate and devastating portrait of Romania during and after the Second World War, through the prism of a moving and utterly original friendship
 

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User Review  - travel.bug - LibraryThing

Interesting story about how WWII affected Romania and the privileged families there through the eyes of a deaf boy. Well written and nice how he spoke through pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - eclecticdodo - LibraryThing

A moving book about Safta, the daughter of a well to do family, and Tinu, the son of their cook, deaf since birth, and without language despite rather brutal attempts at an oral education. After many ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
23
Section 2
33
Section 3
43
Section 4
64
Section 5
68
Section 6
107
Section 7
110
Section 8
117
Section 11
145
Section 12
157
Section 13
175
Section 14
191
Section 15
232
Section 16
243
Section 17
288
Section 18
292

Section 9
120
Section 10
128

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About the author (2012)

Georgina Harding is the author of two novels: The Solitude of Thomas Cave and The Spy Game, a BBC Book at Bedtime and shortlisted for the Encore Award. Her first book was a word of non-fiction, In Another Europe, recording a journey she made across Romania in 1988 during the worst times of the Ceausescu regime. It was followed by Tranquebar: A Season in South India, which documented the lives of the people in a small fishing village on the Coromandel coast. Georgina Harding lives in London and on a farm in the Stour Valley, Essex.

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