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This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands

This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands


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An ordinary task like grocery shopping becomes far from ordinary when there are warplanes roaring and diving overhead. From 1942 to 1945 Madzy Brender à Brandis recorded what life was like for herself and her two small children in the Netherlands during the German occupation. She was writing this account for her husband Wim, a demobilized army officer who was then in a prisoner-of-war camp, to read on his return. Her acute eye and graphic writing style create a vivid picture of the lives of civilians during wartime.

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ISBN-13: 9780228812098
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Madzy Brender à Brandis came from a sheltered background, but she was an independent-minded and adventurous young woman. She studied law, and before the war she lived for a few years in the U.S., where she began writing. None of this, however, prepared her for the deprivations and dangers of life in the wartime Netherlands. Marianne Brandis is a full-time professional writer of fiction and non-fiction; most of her books have a strong historical element.

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