Engaging tale of a chilling place in time

Simon Mawer ’s powerful and elegiac new novel centres on mankind’s simple but vital need for a place to call home.

24th January, 2009

The Glass Room By Simon Mawer Little, Brown, €22.95

Simon Mawer ’s powerful and elegiac new novel centres on mankind’s simple but vital need for a place to call home.

On their honeymoon in Venice in 1929, the cultured, wealthy couple Viktor and Liesel Landauer meet a maverick architect called Rainer von Abt, who has an ambitious vision to build a rectangular house of glass.

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