Iron Curtain: A Love Story by Vesna Goldsworthy

Iron Curtain: A Love Story

Vesna Goldsworthy

304 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical dark reflective tense medium-paced


1980s London defies her privileged expectations. The rented flat is grim and the food is disgusting but she is with the man she loves and there are no hidden cameras to record her every move. But then Milena discovers that Jason's idea of freedom...

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reflective 75%
emotional 50%
tense 25%
adventurous 12%
challenging 12%
dark 12%
funny 12%
informative 12%
mysterious 12%
sad 12%


medium 44%
fast 33%
slow 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 37%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 25% | N/A: 12% | Yes: 12%

Loveable characters?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 37%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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