Helga's childhood as the eldest of five children in Germany's First Family has been a gilded one, accompanying her parents to parties and rallies, moving between the city and their idyllic country estate. But the war has changed everything and as defeat closes in on the Germans, life in the bunker becomes increasingly fraught. There's chocolate cake every day for tea with Uncle Fuhrer, but Helga cannot help noticing that all is not well among the grown-ups. Her parents grow more and more distracted and tense, the bunker grows daily more empty and, as even the soldiers who have been guarding them take their leave, Helga is faced with a terrible truth. Perhaps her perfect childhood has not been all that it seemed...
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Emma Craigie is a writer and teacher. She is also author of Who Was - King Henry VIII (Short Books, 2006). She lives in Somerset with her husband and four children.Review:
"an extraordinary tale - one of the best debut novesl of 2010" The Times "Told with a child-like innocence, it is a poignant insight into the dying days of the Third Reich and the claustrophobic existence of those who stayed behind with 'Uncle Leader'" Daily Mail "Skilfully avoiding both sentimentality and sensationalism, Craigie has written an affecting and unusual exploration of the last days of Hitler" TLS "Her poised style is powerful and stripped of sentimentality, and she skilfully enters the psyche of a young girl." The Independent
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Descripción Short Books, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1907595201
Descripción Short Books, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111907595201