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A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel

A View Across the Rooftops: An epic, heart-wrenching and gripping World War Two historical novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kelman, Suzanne

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Would you risk your life to save just one person? An incredible story of love, hope and friendship, and a testament to humanity and courage in history's darkest days. 1941, Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Professor Josef Held has never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife - and h...as no intention of ever letting anyone new into his quiet, safe world. It is a world where the clock ticks steadily in his mathematics classroom, where every equation has a solution. Every day he walks the same route home, past his neighbour Mrs Epstein's, to a home inhabited only by him and a cat he refuses to even name. But then the Nazis come for the Jews - and Mrs Epstein is killed. And Josef, in an impulsive act of courage, offers his student Michael Blum a place to hide. Michael is everything Josef is not: spontaneous, poetic, and unafraid to love. Even though his passionate relationship with a Dutch girl called Elke strictly is forbidden by the Nazis - for he is Jewish, and she is not. Desperate to give Michael and Elke's love a chance to survive, Josef gives Michael refuge in his attic: an act of bravery and resistance that will change both of their lives. But as the dark days of war continue, with danger and betrayal at every turn, no-one can be trusted, and no one is safe. If Michael is going to get back to the woman he loves, it is down to Josef - to find the hero inside himself, and do whatever it takes to keep Michael alive. A heartbreakingly beautiful story about love, trust, and courage against the odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Lilac Girls, and The Nightingale.
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ISBN 9781838880347
Released AU 25 Oct 2019
Publisher Bookouture
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781838880347
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Bookouture
Imprint Bookouture
Released 25 Oct 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kelman, Suzanne
Category Romantic Fiction: Historical
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Number of Pages 398
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 386g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Man-woman relationships, Courage, Widowers, Secrecy
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade