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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 31/07/2014
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Set in post-war Germany, the international bestseller The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook is a stunning emotional thriller about our fiercest loyalties and our deepest desires. In the bitter winter of 1946, Rachael Morgan arrives with her only remaining son Edmund in the ruins of Hamburg. Here she is reunited with her husband Lewis, a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an extraordinary decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. 'Profoundly moving, beautifully written. Ponders issues of decency, guilt and forgiveness' Independent 'Terrific. Suspicion, resentment and misunderstanding haunt this city. Richly atmospheric' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinary read' Daily Mail

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241957479
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Superb. This masterly novel wrings every drop of feeling out of a gripping human situation * Mail on Sunday, Novel of the Week *
Excellent, original, masterly. A captivating tale not only of love among the ruins but also of treachery and vengeance * Literary Review *
Profoundly moving, beautifully written * Independent *
Superb. Conjuring surprise after surprise * Guardian *
An extraordinary read * Daily Mail *
Terrific. Suspicion, resentment and misunderstanding haunt this city. Richly atmospheric * Sunday Telegraph *

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“A good read”

I really enjoyed this. It was easy to read. This about a family relocated to Germany from Wales after World War II. They are due to move into a grand house and the current owners are to be sent to the camps but... More

Hardback edition
7th May 2013
Helpful? Upvote 56

“An original and gripping post WW2 novel”

This is a powerfully written book, set in 1946 in Hamburg during the British occupation. I thought WW2 had been exhausted as fodder for books, but I was wrong. This is a hugely original, thought provoking and gripping... More

Hardback edition
6th June 2013
Helpful? Upvote 39

“A moving and informative read”

This book took me to a time in history that I knew nothing about and I found it so interesting . ‘’The Aftermath’’ in question is the time in Germany after the second world war when the British army took over the... More

Paperback edition
9th August 2014
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