The Berlin Girl

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HarperCollins UK, Oct 29, 2020 - Fiction - 400 pages

***A USA Today Bestseller.***
The heart-wrenching and unforgettable tale of a world on the brink of war from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife.

Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm.

Arriving to a city swathed in red flags and crawling with Nazis, Georgie feels helpless, witnessing innocent people being torn from their homes. As tensions rise, she realises she and Max have to act – even if it means putting their lives on the line.

But when she digs deeper, Georgie begins to uncover the unspeakable truth about Hitler’s Germany – and the pair are pulled into a world darker than she could ever have imagined...

From the bestselling author of The German Midwife comes the heart-wrenching story of a country on the brink of war, a woman who puts herself in the line of fire, and a world about to be forever changed.

Readers love The Berlin Girl:

‘A gripping read, filled with tension and suspense’ Fiona Valpy, author of The Dressmaker’s Gift

‘You'll gasp aloud and shed a few tears [...] insightful, bold, fast-paced’ Kristin Harmel, author of The Book of Lost Names

‘An absorbing and fascinating read’ Janet MacLeod Trotter, author of The Tea Planter’s Daughter

‘Mandy has captured a chilling sense of tension and fear, knowing what was on the horizon’ Suzanne Goldring, author of My Name is Eva

‘What a story! I couldn’t put this down.’ Real Reader Review

‘Powerful, engaging and emotional.’ Real Reader Review

‘Mandy Robotham never disappoints. Her best yet.’ Real Reader Review

‘This book will stay with me for a long time.’ Real Reader Review

‘This book is a beautifully done glimpse in to a changing Berlin, and is one of the best historic fictions set in this era that I've had the pleasure to read.’ Real Reader Review

 

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I did not finish this novel, so I cannot comment intelligently about it. However, I can say that the writing style seemed solid and I believe the effort to be historically accurate was definitely ... Read full review

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Reporter Georgie Young is assigned to Berlin in 1938 just as Hitler is consolidating power and imposing restrictions on the Jewish population. Georgie tries to report back what is happening, but has ... Read full review

Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication Authors note
Plans
Heat and Dust
Paranoia
The Penny Drops
A Simmering City
Hiding
Welcome to the Ministry
The World Wakes
The Crystal Ball
The Good Doctor Graf
A Slim Hope
A Snowy Respite
Another Sacrifice
New Year New Loss
Home from Home

Into the Fold
Old Face New Friend
Hope and Fear
A GoodNatured Scrap
A Grey Butterfly
Girl in the Dust
The Welfare Come Calling
The Eyes Have
The Pantomime
Life and Oppression
An End to the
Reprieve
Father Dear Father
The Leaden Cloud
Asking for a Friend
An Actress Calls
Bright Lights
The Red Stain
A Flame Under the
The Pot Simmers
Boiling Point
Sweeping
True Colours
Empty Nest
The Temple
A Fond Farewell
Making Plans
The Birthday
The Right Thing
A Welcome Breath
The Temple Revisited
A Doctors Appointment
Weaving the Truth
A Hot Date
An Unwelcome Discovery
Departure
Blind Panic
A Hard Parting
A Visitor
Plucked
Discovery and Dread
Farewells
The Inevitable
Epilogue

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About the author (2020)

Mandy Robotham is a Globe and Mail, USA Today, and UK, Canadian, US and Australian Kindle Top 100 bestseller. She has been an aspiring author from the age of nine, but was waylaid by journalism and later enticed by birth. She’s now a former midwife who writes about birth, death, love and everything else in between. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University.