Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons

  


The English German Girl deals with tough WWII stuff but never descends into graphic violence or sex.  It is a story about a young German girl who ends up being evacuated to England  - how she ended up being evacuated and what happened to her afterwards.
It's a debut novel by Simons and is all the more impressive for that.  The delicacy with which the book is written is fabulous.
Although this is a fictional story, it is based on real events which had huge impacts on the lives of Jewish families.
I am so glad I read this book and hope you will find it as engrossing and ultimately uplifting as I did.

4 comments:

  1. The book sounds intriguing! I once read that a good author controls the imagination of the reader. You don't HAVE to have graphic sex and violence for it to be a good book! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. I have been reading WWII era books for quite a while now. This was such a difficult period and the changes that took place were so radical, especially for women that I enjoy reading about it.

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  3. I absolutely loved this book. It's one of the best WWII novels I've read so far, so I'm glad to see you thought it was well done.

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  4. An interesting time period and topic. This is a book I would enjoy!

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