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The Dancing Bear
Frances Faviell


This new edition of The Dancing Bear includes an afterword by Frances Faviell’s son, John Parker, and additional supplementary material.

Dean Street Press, 9781911413790


“Berlin during the decisive years from 1946 to 1949… The prostitution which paid so handsomely; the black market which brought in rich rewards, although it meant that the Berliners had to part with treasured possessions; the night clubs which catered for still baser tastes; the impoverished intellectuals and the starving professors and the poor who had only their wits with which to eke out a bare sustenance—all this and much else the author describes with insight, incisiveness, and realism.” – Times Literary Supplement