Mr Norris Changes Trains

Mr Norris Changes Trains

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"On a train to Berlin in late 1930, William Bradshaw locks eyes with Arthur Norris, an irresistibly comical fellow Englishman wearing a rather obvious wig and nervous about producing his passport at the frontier. So begins a friendship conducted in the seedier quarters of the city, where Norris runs a dubious import-export business and lives in excited fear of his bullying secretary, his creditors, and his dominatrix girlfriend, Anni. As the worldwide economic Depression strangles the masses and the Communists make a desperate stand against Fascism and war, Norris sells himself as political orator, spy, and double agent. He also sells his friends"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2013
Copyright Date: ©1935
ISBN: 9780811220262
0811220265
Branch Call Number: FICTION ISHERWOOD 2013
Characteristics: 201 pages ; 21 cm

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Apr 19, 2015

Englishman in his late 30's lives in Berlin in 1931-1933 and observes people around him.
The book shows how ordinary people get drawn into dramatic changes in Germany.
Beautiful English; gentle, kind and at times humorous look at life.

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