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Anna
     

Anna

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by Norman Collins
 

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First published in 1942, Anna is the story of a woman and an era. Against the background of France and Germany at the time of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, Norman Collins tells with great brilliance the story of Anna, a beautiful woman. Born in Rhineland, when she was nineteen she fell in love with a French cousin whom she followed to Paris on the eve of the

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First published in 1942, Anna is the story of a woman and an era. Against the background of France and Germany at the time of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, Norman Collins tells with great brilliance the story of Anna, a beautiful woman. Born in Rhineland, when she was nineteen she fell in love with a French cousin whom she followed to Paris on the eve of the outbreak of war. When he was killed by her compatriots she found herself in besieged Paris, destitute, alone, and a German. Thrown into prison, she got out only by marrying a middle-aged restaurateur for whom she had no feeling. These are the opening incidents in a novel which is full of incident, of tragedy and of adventure, and which carries Anna from France to Germany, and finally to England, where at last she finds both peace and happiness.

Few historical novels have a wider scope, a more enchanting heroine and a stronger theme. Here is one of the best of Norman Collins' major novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448206230
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Norman Richard Collins (1907 - 1982) was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. In his early career he worked in publishing while also writing and publishing several successful novels. In 1941 Collins began working at the BBC. During this time he became known for his innovative programming which included Woman's Hour which still airs today on BBC Radio Four. He rose to Controller of the BBC Television Service, later leaving to co-found what is now ITV after deciding a competitior to the BBC's monopoly was needed .

Collins continued to write fiction throughout his busy working life. Although never a full-time writer he was a fluent and prolific author with sixteen titles and two plays to his credit between 1934 and 1981. An autograph edition of twelve of his novels was published during the 1960s.
Norman Richard Collins (1907 - 1982) was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. In his early career he worked in publishing while also writing and publishing several successful novels. In 1941 Collins began working at the BBC. During this time he became known for his innovative programming which included Woman's Hour which still airs today on BBC Radio Four. He rose to Controller of the BBC Television Service, later leaving to co-found what is now ITV after deciding a competitior to the BBC's monopoly was needed.

Collins continued to write fiction throughout his busy working life. Although never a full-time writer he was a fluent and prolific author with sixteen titles and two plays to his credit between 1934 and 1981. An autograph edition of twelve of his novels was published during the 1960s.

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Anna 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anna is my friend name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a lovely story. Think Jane Eyre, the not desperate parts, the love story and The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery. Anna Karlin, the first of two daughters of a widowed landed German entrepeneur, falls for her "half cousin" and follows him to France where she is not welcome,and sets her life on an adventure that is touched by the Franco-Prussian War, Paris, and England as she searches for elusive happiness for her and her family despite what life throws in her direction. A sweeping saga of a life survived with and within joy and sorrow. My thanx to the blogger who introduced me to Norman Collins
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