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Hardback The cut out girl : a story of war and family, lost and found / Bart Van Es.
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Fig Tree,
ISBN: 0241284996 9780241284995 (hbk.) :
Extent: 940.5318 VAN
Number of reservations: 0
The story of a man's search for the astonishing truth about his family's past. The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague when she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a city far away to be hidden from the Nazis. She was raised by her foster family as one of their own, but a falling out well after the war meant they were no longer in touch. What was her side of the story, Bart van Es - a grandson of the couple who looked after Lien - wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? So began an investigation that would consume and transform both Bart van Es's life and Lien's. Lien was now in her 80s and living in Amsterdam. Reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship.
I enjoyed this book and my reading group have reacted very positively. I found Lien story very moving and I enjoyed the pieces of history Bart Van Es inserted to remind and perhaps instruct people reading this book in what actually happened. I will give it 8 out of 10
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