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Nazi Germany is not so strange a preoccupation.. I'm also a sucker! Despite the terrible human suffering that went on, some of the most courageous stories of endurance have come out of it and it is these stories that make this era so fascinating. This particular story is no exception and it had me rapt throughout. Based on real life people and events Anna Funder has created a novel that reads like a spy thriller with a bit of romance thrown in.Some have criticised her for not sticking to non fiction but I completely disagree. I think she did a brilliant job with this book and by making it fiction she got to add an extra dimension to the writing that non fiction would have lacked. Loved it!!!
This book is really non-fiction. I can attest to this as the main character was my French and German teacher at M.L.C. in Melbourne 1947-1949. Her name was Dr. Ruth Blatt. The book is well-written and interesting - but loses a star because it is confusing.