Alone in Berlin

I don't often read the books pages of The Scotsman but if I hadn't I wouldn't have come across this book, Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada, which will now need to be bought. What is most intriguing is the fact that it focusses on the lives of the working-class in Berlin during the war, too often have we read of that dreadful period from the bougeoisie perspective, and the main characters' small acts of independent action, knowing only too well what the Nazis are up to. Today I bought Women in England 1760-1914 A Social History, by Susie Steinbach.

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