The Order of the Day

1st paperback ed

Paperback (03 Oct 2019) | English

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Synopsis

'A thoroughly gripping and mesmerising work of black comedy and political disaster' - Guardian

Winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt

Éric Vuillard's gripping novel The Order of the Day tells the story of the pivotal meetings which took place between the European powers in the run-up to World War Two. What emerges is a fascinating and incredibly moving account of failed diplomacy, broken relationships, and the catastrophic momentum which led to conflict.

The titans of German industry - set to prosper under the Nazi government - gather to lend their support to Adolf Hitler. The Austrian Chancellor realizes too late that he has wandered into a trap, as Hitler delivers the ultimatum that will lay the groundwork for Germany's annexation of Austria. Winston Churchill joins Neville Chamberlain for a farewell luncheon held in honour of Joachim von Ribbentrop: German Ambassador to England, soon to be Foreign Minister in the Nazi government, and future defendant at the Nuremberg trials.

Suffused with dramatic tension, this unforgettable novel tells the tragic story of how the actions of a few powerful men brought the world to the brink of war.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781509889976
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3120
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 116g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 20mm