During her childhood, she often visited her grandparents in a village on the surreykent borders. She is the bestselling author of csardas, the summer of the barshinskeys and voices of summer, is president of the romantic novelists association and is senior editor for transworld publishers. Csardas begins in 1914 and focuses around the lives of the two ferenc sisters, eva and amalia malie, daughters of a hungarian aristocrat and. Diane pearson was a british book editor and romance novelist, who has been translated into. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
She was a senior editor at transworld publishers from 1964 to 2002. Diane was the longest running president, clocking up 24 years. See all books authored by diane pearson, including csardas, and the summer of the barshinskeys, and more on thriftbooks. Reviewed in the united kingdom on september 28, 2017. Diane pearson diane margaret pearson was born on 5 november 1931 in croyden, london, england, daughter of miriam harriet youde and william holker. A saga about two hungarian sisters whose lives are shattered by the first world war. A sweeping intelligently written hist fict taking us through three generations and two world wars from a hungarian perspective. The descriptions of town life, the vast countryside and the wartime experiences of the characters paint very vivid images.
The stories of the respective families are well told with sociopolitical themes deftly woven into the narrative. Csardas diane pearson by diane pearson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. She only retired in 2011 when she began to feel unwell. So it was a good time to read this book, about this lovely country which deserves a lot better than its currently. Diane pearson was born in london, england on november 5, 1931. Meanwhile, still accommodating work in this field, diane wrote several short stories and six novels. Csardas by diane pearson trade cloth for sale online ebay. Csardas taken from the name of the hungarian national dance follows the fortunes of the enchanting ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic hungary, through the traumas of two world wars.
Both valerie fitzgeralds zemindar 1981 and diane pearsons csardas 1975 were. Csardas, 1975, diane pearson diane pearson 5 november 1931 15 august 2017 was a british book editor and romance novelist, who has been translated into several languages. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Diane pearson wrote three novels before her great breakout bestseller, csardas. The csardas is a dance that symbolizes the vibrant spirit, the love of life. It was one of my favorite books back then and i want to reread but this time in english. Csardas taken from the name of the hungarian national dance follows the fortunes of the enchanting ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic hungary.
As diane pearson she has published six historical romance novels and several short stories. She wrote several romance novels including the marigold field, sarah whitman, csardas, and the summer of the barshinskeys. English author diane pearson is poacher turned gamekeeper in literary terms. Diane pearson has 15 books on goodreads with 4888 ratings. Csardas by diane pearson overdrive rakuten overdrive. She is the bestselling author of csardas, the summer of the barshinskeys and voices of summer, is president of the romantic novelists association and is. The characters are diverse and come alive as one reads the story. In 1994, she received the british book award for editor of the year. Books go search hello select your address best sellers todays deals new releases. A real holiday readswept me along and i was sad when i had finished it. Csardas by diane pearson book cover, description, publication history.
Discover book depositorys huge selection of diane pearson books online. This great bestseller was compared with gone with the wind when first published in 1975. She also was the president of the romantic novelists association from 1986 to 2011, whe diane margaret pearson was born on 5 november 1931 in croyden, london, england, daughter of miriam harriet youde and william holker. Csardas by diane pearson national library of australia. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Bride of tancred portway large print books mar 1, 1994. She was president of the romantic novelists association for twentyfive years. She proceeded to build a wellrespected career in publishing over four decades, culminating an editor of the year award in 1994. Buy the kobo ebook book csardas by diane pearson at indigo. Given that diane pearson is not hungarian, the research she did was meticulous. Diane pearson worked in publishing for four decades and is the author of seven novels, including the bestselling csardas. Csardas book club by diane pearson a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Maybe too long but enjoyed this look at hungary in the early 20th century. So very sorry that wonderful diane pearson, seen here on the left, with the equally legendary patricia robins, has died.
Csardas by diane pearson at home with a good book and the cat. She was also the president of the romantic novelists association from 1986 to 2011. Puszta, csardas, paprika and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Csardas by pearson, diane and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Diane pearson is thorough in her subject matter, and has written a few good. In hungary at the dawn of the 20th century impecunious noblemen apparently married sometimes beautiful jewish women instead. As every downton abbey fan knows, when the british aristocracy runs itself into debt and decay, the solution is to marry a rich american heiress whose bottomless purse will save the ancestral lands. Diane pearson books list of books by author diane pearson. Csardas 1975 read online free book by diane pearson in. A good read, telling the story of one large wealthy familys struggles through the harsh times of wwii in hungary.
Diane pearson is thorough in her subject matter, and has written a few good books, including her best, in my opinion, the marigold field. Csardas by diane pearson meet your next favorite book. They are about to welcome janos, the suitor of evas daughterson of one of their former peasants and a communist official. In 1994 she won the british book award for editor of the year. Diane pearson a reissue of an epic, historical saga, which follows the fortunes of an aristocratic hungarian family through two world wars csardas, taken from the name of the hungarian national dance, follows the. Diane pearson was born in london but spent a large part of her childhood with her grandparents in a village on the surreykent borders.515 1316 1014 378 560 828 713 1400 430 973 886 628 1211 114 167 1178 672 468 1223 614 1208 270 333 1438 1182 230 352 682 582 391 570 543 1020 1258 978 265 329 16 201 1125 257 833 592 925 1038 1236