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The Time In Between - A Novel

Maria Duenas

The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II. Between Youth and Adulthood… At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew. Between War and Peace… With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes. Between Love and Duty… As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers' wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal. An outstanding success around the world, The Time in Between has sold more than two million copies and inspired the Spanish television series based on the book, dubbed by the media as the "Spanish Downton Abbey." In the US it was a critical and commercial hit, and a New York Times bestseller in paperback. It is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels t

The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II. Between Youth and Adulthood… At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew. Between War and Peace… With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes. Between Love and Duty… As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers' wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal. An outstanding success around the world, The Time in Between has sold more than two million copies and inspired the Spanish television series based on the book, dubbed by the media as the "Spanish Downton Abbey." In the US it was a critical and commercial hit, and a New York Times bestseller in paperback. It is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels t
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The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II. Between Youth and Adulthood… At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew. Between War and Peace… With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes. Between Love and Duty… As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers' wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal. An outstanding success around the world, The Time in Between has sold more than two million copies and inspired the Spanish television series based on the book, dubbed by the media as the "Spanish Downton Abbey." In the US it was a critical and commercial hit, and a New York Times bestseller in paperback. It is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels t

Language:

English

Narrators:

Zilah Mendoza

Length:

21h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

27:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

13:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

27:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

24:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

19:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

26:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

20:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

19:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

16:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

12:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

11:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

11:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

16:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

13:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

13:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

25:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

10:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

19:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

11:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

14:27


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

10:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

11:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

18:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:09


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

01:22