The Undertaking (Paperback)
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The Undertaking (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/09/2014
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A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of business rather than love. When the newlywed strangers finally meet, however, passion blossoms and they begin to imagine a life together under the bright promise of Nazi Germany. But as the tide of war turns and Allied enemies come ever closer, the couple find themselves facing the terrible consequences of being ordinary people stained with their small share of an extraordinary guilt...

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782391050

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“learning the hard way”

An austere novel, dealing with loyalty to country and ‘Führer’ and loyalty to family and friends. Unfortunately family and friends are most frequently losers in The Undertaking. The war is all consuming, it takes... More

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9th July 2014
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“Thought provoking and emotional”

I whizzed through this book as it's very easy to read and written in a 'simple' style, made up mainly of dialogue between the characters.

The book deals with WWII from the German viewpoint and in... More

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23rd September 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Undertaking. I read it very quickly, partly because of the uncomplicated language but also because I was swept along with the fates of the two main characters in their different... More

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7th September 2014
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