The Wish Child

The Wish Child

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It?s 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts prohibited words such as love and mercy out of books. Erich is an only child living a rural life near Leipzig, tending beehives, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions. Drawn together as Germany's hope for a glorious future begins to collapse, the children find temporary refuge in an abandoned theatre amidst the rubble of Berlin. Outside, white bedsheets hang from windows; all over the city people are talking of surrender. The days Sieglinde and Erich spend together will shape the rest of their lives.
Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus,, 2017
Description: 383 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781784741105
Branch Call Number: Chid


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Aug 14, 2017

An excellent read which adds significantly to yet another aspect of the underlying evils of Nazism, dealing as it does with eugenics and child euthanasia. I was strongly reminded of Sarah Cohen- Scali's Max which I read last year.

Mar 24, 2017

An excellent read,highly recommended!

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