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Berlin Finale (Paperback)

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'A wonderful rediscovery. . . human, suspenseful, shot through with hard-earned wisdom' - Lee Child

One of the first bestsellers in Germany after the Second World War, Berlin Finale is a breathtaking novel of resistance set against the downfall of the Third Reich

April 1945, the last days of the Nazi regime. While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo still search for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever. In the midst of chaos, a disparate group - a disillusioned young soldier; a trade unionist and saboteur; a doctor helping refugees - continues to fight back. And in Oskar Klose's pub, the resistance plan their next move, hunted at every step by the SS. Published in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Berlin Finale is an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war.

Translated by Shaun Whiteside

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241245590
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


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A wonderful rediscovery, like a perfectly preserved time capsule, but also a terrific novel by any standards - human, suspenseful, shot through with hard-earned wisdom -- Lee Child
Captivating, moving, unputdownable. . . One of the best Berlin novels, sitting alongside Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin -- Jens Bisky * Suddeutsche Zeitung *
An unbelievable rediscovery, much like Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin. . . Very few books recreate in such a way the nightmarish and intense hell that was the end of the Second World War -- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Magnificently vivid. . . Art has a habit of resurfacing, when it is worthwhile * Budapest Times *
An epic work of documentary fiction. . . Its driving narrative and emotional heft keep us rapt. . . compelling and moving * Herald Scotland *
Heinz Rein lived through the final fighting when Hitler, from his bunker, decreed that any German officer ordering a retreat was to be killed on the spot by his own men. Berlin Finale is of interest now chiefly as valuable testimony from one who was there. . . It has the kind of doom-laden splendour of one of John Martin's apocalyptic visions * New Statesman *

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“A Wonderful Rediscovery”

I would like to congratulate Penguin Modern Classics republishing this long forgotten book, with a new translation. It is hard to believe that this was a bestseller in Germany when it was published in the aftermath of... More

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