OUT OF THE DARKNESS is the story of Else Winter, a German girl born in 1921 in the rural Eifel region. Her childhood years with delightful episodes of seaside holidays and bicycle trips all over Germany are over-shadowed by the rise of the Nazi regime in 1933 and its impact on every detail in her life. Her dreams of going to university and training to be a pharmacist have to take second place to Labour Service. Then the war begins with all its hardship and tragic loss...
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About the Author
I was born in Germany in 1956 and grew up in the beautiful Rhine Valley. I studied languages at Bonn University, Versailles and Edinburgh and qualified as a languages teacher in 1985. When my application to work in California was delayed I went to England to bridge the gap. I met my husband at the school where I worked and as a result I have been married for 25 years now and have two wonderful children. I am now working as a freelance translator and writer, and hope that OUT OF THE DARKNESS will be a success.