My new novel Ludwika chronicles the life of a Polish woman from Przedborów working in Germany during WW2.
The book was inspired by a real story. ‘Ludwika’s family asked for my assistance in their ancestry research because I speak German and might be of use to find out more about their mother’s time in Germany. One of my other books, “The Luck of the Weissensteiners”, touches upon similar issues of Displaced People in Germany after WW2.
With strong support from my sister, who still lives in Germany, I spent several months gathering data and contacts. I was fascinated by the subject and re-read a lot of the books and sources and then decided to fictionalise Ludwika’s life.
I think it will be more rewarding and powerful a reading experience for you to find out after you have finished the novel how much of the story is true and what is…
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