Olga (Hardback)
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Olga (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 12/11/2020
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From the author of The Reader, Olga explores the nature of memory, history and conscience through a cross-class love story and its repercussions through generations.

Olga is an orphan raised by her grandmother in a Prussian village around the turn of the 20th century. Smart and precocious, she fights against the prejudices of the time to find her place in a world that sees her as second-best.

When she falls in love with Herbert, a local aristocrat obsessed with the era's dreams of power, glory and greatness, her life is irremediably changed.

Theirs is a love against all odds, entwined with the twisting paths of German history, leading us from the late 19th to the early 21st century, from Germany to Africa and the Arctic, from the Baltic Sea to the German south-west.

This is the story of that love, of Olga's devotion to a restless man - told in thought, letters and in a fateful moment of great rebellion.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474611138
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 30 mm

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“Serenely beautiful..”

In this book, Bernhard Schlink takes us on a journey through a dark unknown part of German history whilst creating a wonderfully multi-layered, complex story of the relationship between Herbert, sophisticated and... More

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“Moving, with some dark humour”

Wow this is a brilliant, evocative and moving tale. A love between two people, from two different backgrounds set before the first and Second World War. It’s a tale of friendship, hardship, love and the lies we tell... More

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“Very good historical fiction”

This book takes the reader on a journey - a literal one from Germany to Africa, South America and the Arctic but it is also the journey of the relationship between Olga, raised in poverty by a harsh grandmother and... More

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