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The House by the Lake
Author: Thomas Harding

ISBN: 9780099592044
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 13 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 12.8 x 3.5
Description:
A personal and panoramic new history of Germany in the twentieth century by the author of Hanns and Rudolf

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2015

'A passionate memoir about Germany' Neil MacGregor

'History at its most alive' A. D. Miller

'Superb... a remarkable book' Tom Holland

'A book that will stay with me for a very long time' Rachel Joyce

In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Berlin with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake. It was her 'soul place' she said - a sanctuary she had been forced to leave when the Nazis swept to power. The trip was a chance to see the house one last time, to remember it as it was. But the house had changed.

Twenty years later Thomas returned to Berlin. The house now stood empty, derelict, and soon to be demolished. A concrete footpath cut through the garden, marking where the Berlin Wall had stood for nearly three decades. Elsewhere were signs of what the house had once been - blue tiles showing behind wallpaper, phographs fallen between flo...

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