The City of Fading Light

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The City of Fading Light
TheCityOfFadingLight.jpg
First UK edition
AuthorJon Cleary
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date
1985

The City of Fading Light is a 1985 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary about a Hollywood actress who tries to rescue her Jewish mother from 1939 Berlin. The book features Sean Carmody, the character from his earlier novel The Sundowners.[1][2]

Cleary researched the novel on a trip to Berlin with his family and based the plot on a real British plan to assassinate Hitler prior to the war.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BOOKCASE New life for 'Sundowner' character". The Canberra Times. 30 October 1985. p. 29. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Beaton, improver on nature". The Canberra Times. 25 January 1986. p. 6 Section: Section B. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive
  4. ^ "Research half the pleasure of writing, says Geary". The Canberra Times. 15 November 1985. p. 8. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.

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