This short story follows a British lady as she visits Kaliningrad (formally Konigsberg) and attempts to discover what happened to her mother’s family at the end of WW2. As with all Collier’s work, it is very well researched and offers an insight into what happened to Konigsberg, and the Prussian people, at the end of WW2. It a deeply moving portrayal of one family’s history; how they were torn apart by war, and how they lost not only their material possessions, but each other, their neighbourhood, their city and their country. The story is an eloquent and poignant reminder of the price of war, and is sadly just as relevant to today’s world as to the world of WW2. Short stories like this are important in aiding our understanding of the past and present, and hopefully may help us move towards a more peaceful future. I would like to commend and thank Collier for this work, and highly recommend it to all as a thought provoking and touching short story that illustrates how the effects of war can echo down the generations.