Where Birds Don't Sing is the second major novel in his 'Holocaust' series by author Alan Clegg. Writes John Callon in a review of the book for the "Standish Courier" newspaper in Wigan, Lancashire. The first book was called "Windmills" the new novel is based on life in war time Holland and uses some of the characters and their decendants from "Windmills" It brings to life what happened during the last months of the holocaust and delivers it powerfully into today's consciousness. As each chapter weaves from the present to the past and back again.I became immersed in the novel totally unable to put the book down, once I started reading it.It certainly catches the imagination. The idea for his book came from his father in law Harmen Kingma who was a leader in the Dutch resistance. He was a bit of a Dutch Schindle, managing to save lots of Jewish people from the death camps. Alan Clegg an ex headmaster, is married to Aukje, who comes from Northern Holland, they have two children and live in Wigan in Lancashire. It was speaking to his father in law that determined Alan to write the books. His attention to detail is amazing, he writes 'Faction' - a heady mixture of Fact and Fiction. Having read the book and I have to admit to being a bit of a Wilbur Smith fan. This is the first book I've read for a while that I simply couldn't put down until I had finished it. I borrowed a copy of the first book Windmills and read that, in the same way it was gripping to say the least. I can't wait for Alan Clegg to bring out his final book in the trilogy. "Where Birds Don't Sing" is a book that must be read. Uncovering the Nazi nightmare. Showing the courage of Dutch heroes who saved Jewish lives, without any thought for their own safety.- I can recomend you to read this book it certainly is a very good read. You won't be dissapointed.