Customer Review

26 November 2019
As the daughter of adult Holocaust refugees, I was immediately drawn to this story of a young British teenager in the 1950s who comes home one day to her widowed mother, only to find another 'mother', an elegant and volatile German Jew, has arrived on her doorstep - the mother who sent her to Britain on the Kindertransport when she was only three. As Marlene/Lena goes in search of her forgotten Jewish roots, there is plenty of adventure, well told and pacy, as well as a great deal of good descriptive detail to bring the story alive. While this is definitely a YA novel (while I am a pensioner) I enjoyed it thoroughly, and especially its redemptive ending.
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