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The Berliners (Paperback)
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Published: 16/02/2023
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'Sometimes I get fanciful and think the buildings speak. That all their history is locked into the walls and if you listened closely enough, you could hear all the people who'd once been there.'

Sigi lived upstairs from Sara at Friedrichstrasse 19 yet before they met, Sara had no idea that Berlin could be so thrillingly irreverent or that sex could be so intoxicatingly wonderful. But then came the war, and hunger, loneliness and barbed wire. It was just as a young girl, a protegee of The Academy of Magical Arts situated in Friedrichstrasse at the start of the century, had predicted.

Battered and divided, Berlin, like its people, endured. Hans yearns to be part of the boundary-breaking spirit of the age but he's haunted by his mother's part in the war and the absence of a father. Ilse, who escaped from the East, wants nothing more than the freedom she risked her life for.

In 1989 in a wild act of spontaneous joy, Heike leapt from the Wall into the arms of a stranger from the West. Thirty years later, she recognises that what she'd willed to be destiny was nothing more than naivety. Recently divorced, she moves into Friedrichstrasse, to begin a new life. But it's impossible not to hear the echoes of the secrets and lies, visions and misunderstandings, lost loves and fatal mistakes, that have come before her.


Time-travelling between decades, through the interlocking lives of six people, Friedrichstrasse 19 relives the tumultuous experience of a city on the frontline of history.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529376203
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 20 mm


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An ingenious and ambitious debut, formally inventive, rich with character and incident - Daily Telegraph

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Lauren

“If the walls could talk…”

6 different characters.
6 different decades.
All linked together by a building at Friedrichstrasse 19, Berlin.

Even with limited history knowledge, you’ll be aware of the turbulent times Germany faced throughout... More

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TripFiction

“Novel set in Berlin - 1 city, 6 stories”

The characters all live in Friedrichstrasse 19 spanning a good century and it is the building that acts as the link between all the stories. As one of the characters says: The stage set of our lives remains. It is... More

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