Vicky refuses to be involved and returns to her beloved Yorkshire with her children, but without her rather feeble and unendearing husband. You created little bit of history and made me feel that I understood what the Berliners went through. It's always interesting to read about these wars from the German side, where life was no easier than it was in Britain, but these experiences are less often written in English, for obvious reasons. Vicky and Zelda are cousins who fall in love with German brothers who are heirs to a big steel manufacturers in Berlin. Το δανειστηκα απο τη βιβλιοθήκη απο σπόντα χωρίς κάποια σύσταση. Families split by the wars.
This book is in very good condition. Spanning two world wars, this follows how a German-English family is tested through loyalties towards their country versus their own personal beliefs. I did enjoy most of it. It is rarely I find a new author who keeps me enthralled as this one did. Used Book Listings For eBay. June 1909, in a large Berlin mansion, cousins Zelda and Vicky are about to meet brothers Berthold and Josef for the first time - an evening that will alter the course of their lives forever. The intricacies of being British and married to a German during not one, but two World Wars is explored with sensitive detail.
Like The Women In His Life Barbara Taylor Bradford , Heart Of The Night Judith Lennox and A Week In Paris Rachel Hore this book tells it like it is and is all the better for it as wartime is not something you can soft-soap. Το κάθε ένα από τα ξαδέρφια είχε διαφορετικό ρόλο στην πλοκή, και σίγουρα η συγγραφέας προσπάθησε να διηγηθεί τα ιστορικά γεγονότα από όλες τις πλευρές. It will certainly grip you. Ενα πραγματικά φοβερό βιβλίο με υπεροχες περιγραφές μόνο εκει που χρειάζονται! Unputdownable Absolutely loved this book,a real family saga,spanning two world wars and told both from an English and a German perspective. With the First World War looming, Vicky flees to Yorkshire with her children, leaving Berlin, and her husband, behind. This book is in very good condition. Or something along those lines.
This was an interesting look into the effects of both world wars, on a family with members from both sides of the fence. What really surprised me was the end of the book, it just cut off suddenly. Zelda is American and Vicky British, but due to their elite social status they find themselves whirling through high society and married to two German brothers who run one of the largest companies in the years leading up to the Great War. Απορω με τις κριτικές καποιων ειλικρινά! Some characters grew with the story, others remained pretty much the same over time, though perhaps that is the case with real life too. However, I was never left wondering what was happening to the other characters in different locations. The ending was one of those rare conclusions in which everyone gets what they want, and not in a forced sort of way.
Please note standard shipping is not always trackable. Συμπασχεις μαζι τους στις κακουχιες, στις λάθος επιλογές τους και στη φρικη του πολέμου που τους καθιστα αναγκαστικα εχθρους αφου ανηκουν σε αλλα στατοπεδα. With a cast of striking characters, a storyline that has the reader hooked from page one and a positive cornucopia of tensions, twists and turns, Dean looks set to a have comfortable and lucrative career in the world of books. Zelda and Vicky, and their children navigate very rough waters, making plausible if sometimes frustrating choices, and at times the suspense is nail-bitingly real. The author was just a little too discriptive, unecessarily so and there was a silly repetition of words i thought was a little lazy i.
This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. She was someone who defiantly held her head up high, whatever the situation, and someone who embraced Berlin culture and totally tried to eradicate her former American life. In fact, it almost feels like it was written by two different people. Generally a good read and I was never inclined to fast forward as I am with some books! This is a long listen, my advice is, don't. This is the first of many instances that tears the cousins - and their brotherly husbands - as well as their children apart over the course of 40 years 1906 to 1946 , but they all fight to remain connected in various ways.
It didn't seem to be much of an issue. But beneath her exotic looks, Zelda holds a deeply hidden secret that if revealed, could threaten everything she holds dear! Vicky falls for the shy, older brother, while Zelda willingly commits herself perhaps not so much out of love, but need for the younger, stern, take-charge brother. What follows is a family saga taking us past the end of the Second World War, and encompassing both Berlin and Yorkshire. Additionally London does not feature in , with the English side of the story being set in the idyllic Yorkshire countryside. If you still have not received your order we suggest checking at your local sorting office as sometimes a calling card may not be left by the carrier. Even though they maintained the love of the family, great strain was enacted mainly because of each person's belief system.
What I really didn't enjoy were the descriptions of what everyone was wearing, particularly the ladies, when they first entered a scene - it caused a hiccup in the narrative and drove me mad impossible to skim in an audio version. Striking dark-haired beauty Zelda Wallace is no stranger to marriage. She finds it hard to adjust to her new life, not least when she discovers that the family business she has married into produces weaponry for the German army. Το ξεκινησα με κάποια επιφύλαξη. Vicky and Zelda are cousins. As a bit of a fashionista, Lotti was my favourite fashion character, with her kooky and quite tarty style of dressing, and I also liked Zelda, with her exotic looks and carefully put together outfits trust me to find the sartorial element within such a serious book! Διαβάζοντας τις πρώτες σελίδες δεν είχα ενθουσιαστει το πιανα το αφηνα όμως κάτι μου έλεγε οτι πρεπει να του δώσω μια ακόμα ευκαιρία και ευτυχώς για μένα δε λάθεψε γιατι θα χα αδικήσει ενα πραγματικά σπουδαίο βιβλίο, ενα βιβλίο που αποτυπώνει με μαεστρικό τρόπο τη ζωή στο Βερολίνο την περιοδο του πολέμου για την ακρίβεια ήταν η πρώτη φορα που διαβαζα ενα βιβλιο για εκεινη την εποχή με αναφορες στο γερμανικο σ ουφ μόλις το τελειωσα. The only bit that didn't sit well with me was that there was a certain incestuousness in the relationships - brother and sister falling in love with brother and sister - perfectly legal but a little much! There was just enough politics and war strategy mixed in with the horrors of war, and of course - love.
There was never going to be a totally happy ending with a book with this subject matter, yet it was a book that you couldn't put down. What a great book to be stranded with, I must say. Note: We list using the stock image where available. A family on both sides of the atlantic separated by ethics and a war that seems different hearing the story from bothe sides. My three star rating is partly because of the infuriating fashion descriptions and partly because my audio version did seem to drag a bit. Payment Method Paypal is our accepted method of payment. Strange, the author had gone to much work on this book, yet lost it in the end.