Reading progress update: I've read 216 out of 288 pages.

The Great Fortune - Olivia Manning

“But surely,” Clarence protested, “no one wants fascism here. Rumania is still pro-British. There’d be an uproar. There might even be risings.”

“Britain is loved,” said Klein. “The majority would choose a liberal Government if they had nothing to lose by it. But Russia is feared too much. Great fear can cast love out. Stay here and you will see it happen.”

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