The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland (English Edition)

  • 368 pages
  • Anglais
  • Format Kindle
The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland (English Edition)

᠔ Uses of text ﭏ The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland (English Edition) ᡢ PDF Author Imogen Matthews ᢦ Wartime Holland Who can you trust Deep in the Veluwe woods lies a secret that frustrates the Germans Convinced that Jews are hiding close by they can find no proof.The secret is Berkenhout, a purpose built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people Young tearaway Jan roams the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots His dream comes true when he stumbles across an American airman, Donald C McDonald But keeping him hidden sets off a disastrous chain of events Sofie, a Jewish Dutch girl, struggles to adapt to living in Berkenhout, away from her family and friends As weeks turn to months, shes worried theyll abandon her altogether Henk Hauer, head woodman, is in charge of building the underground huts and ensuring the Berkenhout inhabitants stay safe But many grow suspicious of his liaisons with the Germans Is he passing on secret information that could endanger lives All it takes is one small fatal slip to change the course of all their lives for ever.Review, May 2018 It s a cracking book, gripping, sensitive heartfelt and excruciating all at the same time I ve already recommended it to loads of people It s a wonderful story as well and the characters are so human You do a wonderful job of not making them war caricatures that so often happens in literature set in that time, but they all come across as believable humans, with flawed personalities caught in personal as well as political turmoil Although it s a book set in war time, it s a book about people and their relationships struggling in a given situation the war is the backdrop Which is as it should be Human stories first I ll be sad to finish it Liam Gerrard, BAFTA nominated actor.Imogen Matthews lives in Oxford, England and is the author of two romantic fiction e novels The Hidden Village is her first historical fiction novel Born in Rijswijk, Holland, to a Dutch mother and English father, the family moved to England when Imogen was very young She has always enjoyed holidays in Holland and since 1990, has gone regularly with her husband and two children to Nunspeet on the edge of the Veluwe woods It was here that she discovered the story of the hidden village, and together with her mothers vivid stories of life in WW2 Holland, she was inspired to write her next novel. The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in WW2 Holland (English Edition)

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