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Vienna: Behind the Facades, A Personal Journey by Jennifer Haworth


Jennifer Haworth has numerous books to her credit, so many they have to be in a small font to fit them onto a page – a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Here she brings her considerable writing skills to a subject dear to her heart – Vienna, a place she has had a life-long love affair with.


This personal memoir contains probably everything you would want to know about this famous city. Still celebrated for its beauty and culture – its sheer grandeur – in this stunning book Jennifer explores all the aspects of this great historic city, including some shameful aspects such as the stain of the Second World War.


Jenny journeys through palaces and monuments, art galleries, museums and concert halls, uncovering much more than most tourists usually find. She details its fascinating history from medieval times. In doing so, it’s a who’s who of many iconic people, from the Habsburg royal family to Napoleon, to artist Gustav Klimt, to musicians Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert.


Vienna, the book has it all. The people, the scandals, the magnificent theatres, museums and galleries, and Jennifer Haworth brings it all vividly to life in a book that has you walking the streets alongside her and taking in the city’s astonishing history. More than a travel guide or a history book, Vienna is a must-read for anyone interested in this famous city. Vienna also has an assortment of colour and black & white photographs that are a welcome addition to the well-written text.


Reviewer: Karen McMillan

Wily Publications

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