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The glass room
Simon Mawer
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Author and biology teacher Simon Mawer was born in England in 1948. He studied at Somerset's Millfield School and Oxford's Brasenose College, receiving a degree in zoology. Mawer's first novel, Chimera, won the McKitterick Prize, while The Fall earned the 2003 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. He has written several other novels, as well as the exhibition companion volume Gregor Mendel: Planting the Seeds of Genetics. (Bowker Author Biography) Simon Mawer has a degree from Oxford & lives in Rome. He is the author of "Mendel's Dwarf" & several other widely praised & prize winning novels. 010 r

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main characters Viktor Landauer
Male
Jewish
Hopeful about his new life with Liesel; marriage begins to show signs of strain; has an affair; he and his family have to flee the country from the Nazis.

Liesel Landauer
Female
Hopeful about her new life with Viktor; marriage begins to show signs of strain; turns to her wild, mischievous friend Hana for excitement.

Rainer von Abt
Male
Builds the Landauers dream house.
Architect

Katra
Female
Single mother
Viktor's mistress.



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