It was a complete accident that I picked up Rhidian Brook’s book, based simply on a waterstones specials table. I was so glad that I found it! It was absolutely amazing. The plot is flawless, the characters believable and the writing is superb. I could not put it down once I started it.
Based in post WW2 Germany - an area I was not familiar with at all - I learnt so much about the Depression of the area, the rooting out of Nazi’s and the rebellion of the public to the atrocious treatment of the innocent.
The book is about a British Officer whose sympathy leads to him allowing the German family that own the house he has requisitioned to stay. His family arrive after being parted through the sorrow of loosing a son. For them Germany is not as easy to live in as the handbook suggests.
Fantastic book. Worth the read!