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My Own Dear Brother

My Own Dear Brother (Hardback)

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It is 1944, and war has taken the men in Nazi-controlled Austria to the front line. For thirteen-year-old Ursula Hildesheim life in the village of Felddorf remains almost as it was: bullied by her schoolmates, idly thieving from the village shop, enlisted in endless chores by her mama and sister and running wild with her adored older brother Anton. But when Russian prisoners escape from the local concentration camp, her mama starts an affair with a married man, her friend goes missing and her brother's allegiance to the Hitler Youth emerges in shocking ways, Ursula finds herself alone, disturbed by dark memories, and surrounded by threat. In this new world of conflict, Ursula discovers a bravery she has never known before and is forced to recognise that danger comes not only from the enemy at the door but from the enemy within. My Own Dear Brother is a remarkable coming-of-age story and an unflinching study of both cruelty and courage. Rich in folklore, it introduces a daring young heroine and a powerful new literary voice.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 11/02/2016 ISBN-13: 9781408866771  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Holly Muller is a writer and musician. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of South Wales and sings in the band Hail! The Planes. My Own Dear Brother is her first novel. Holly Muller lives in Cardiff. @mullerism

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This powerful novel shows a side of World War Two less often covered in fiction, being set in Nazi-controlled Austria as the Red Army advances. For thirteen-year-old Ursula the innocence of youth meets an abrupt end as her friend disappears, her mother begins an affair and her beloved brother becomes increasingly caught up with Hitler Youth. This impressive debut is particularly striking for its treatment of the children's 'hospitals' set up by the Nazis to deal with those they considered undesirable. Really looking forward to seeing what this author does next.

Frances, Web Team

 

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 16/02/2016

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