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The Time in Between

This book is the story of a young seamstress caught in Spain's civil war and then WW2 who is asked by the Brits to spy on the Nazi wives who come to her shop. It travels from Madrid to Lisbon to Tetouan, Morocco. I was really absorbed by it...I listened to the audio version of it before we went to Spain last summer.

There is a movie version of it on Amazon, but I have not been able to find it with English subtitles.

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Thanks for the recommendation!

I just read the synopsis of it, and it sounds like a great book to take on my upcoming trip to Spain in April.

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Thanks for this. Looked it up and it's not a movie, but a 17 episode series. It sounds just up my alley of period spy drama and I've been looking for a new series to sink into. And as a language learner its Spanish subtitles/closed captioning suffice for me.

Thanks again!

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Yes, thanks for the info. We too are headed to Spain in the fall and are always looking for something interesting to watch in TV

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Wendy, Thanks for the recommendation for the Maria Dueñas book. Historical fiction is my favorite. It’s been a few years since visiting Madrid & Lisbon. I will add this to my book list.

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I just ordered it for my Kindle devices. Thanks for the suggestion! I love the genre. I'll also be looking for the film/series on Amazon Prime.

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Glad to help, everyone! Would love to hear your reviews of it when you're done! Reading it before you head off to Spain or Portugal (or Morocco for that matter) just enriches the experience, I think.

Thanks for this. Looked it up and it's not a movie, but a 17 episode series. It sounds just up my alley of period spy drama and I've been looking for a new series to sink into. And as a language learner its Spanish subtitles/closed captioning suffice for me.

Ahh, I'm jealous. I would love to be able to dive into a 17-episode series of it! I tried hard to find it with English subtitles, even changing my VPN so I could log into Prime in every country it exists! LOL, no luck. Guess I'll just need to improve my Spanish.

Wendy, Thanks for the recommendation for the Maria Dueñas book. Historical fiction is my favorite. It’s been a few years since visiting Madrid & Lisbon. I will add this to my book list.

Historical fiction is my favorite, too. And I would say this is head and shoulders above the other WWII historical fiction I've read, which have all been pretty good, so that's saying something. I recall it being fairly long and I definitely felt like I was on a journey with the main character.