Reviewed: “My Enemy’s Cradle” by Sara Young
The Lebensborn maternity homes in Nazi Germany, and Nazi occupied Europe, were something I’d heard of but never really read about so when I accidentally stumbled onto Sara Young’s fictional tell set in a Lebensborn home in Bavaria, I bought it. I’m very glad I did. My Enemy’s Cradle is the story of Cyrla, a Polish… Continue reading
The sign of a good book…
For me, there is one clear sign that I’m reading a good book, especially if that books is classed as ‘historical fiction’ – a genre that I read a lot of. The sign is when I find myself googling and otherwise researching something I read in the fiction book. It goes with my loose life… Continue reading
Book #2: “The Nazi Officer’s Wife” – by Edith Hahn Beer
Edith Hahn Beer was an ordinary woman living in extraordinary times who now has a remarkable story to tell. She was a twentysomething law student in Vienna who happened to be born to parents who happened to have been born to Jewish parents of their own. Her life was easy and privileged at first; a… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.