Sunday, 29 April 2018

Clara's Story – out now (spoiler alert!)





But I guess most people have worked it out anyway. The story in any case is more about how and why rather than what.   

This second story in the Schellberg cycle is now out. The e-book is out there. The paperback will be ready shortly. 

This particular title has prompted quite a bit of research and some of the outcomes of this can be seen elsewhere on this site:  
Mecklenburg in the late 1800s
The belle epoch in Berlin
The Great War
They hyperinflation in
1940s and 1920s fashion
Rudolf Steiner
Anthroposophy      
The Waldorf School in Stuttgart
Theresienstadt
Holocaust transports … and much more.  

As usual, I've used the three tools available to the writer of historical fiction:
Primary resources
Repeated experience
Imagination

Clara is my husband's great grandmother.  We didn't have a lot of information about her and only found out a little more. We did find out, however, that she finally went to Treblinka not Auschwitz as the family had supposed. No death certificate was ever found for her but we do have a copy of her final transport slip. She has been given her name back: Clara Lehrs instead of Klara Sarah Lehrs. This has provided a fabulous plot point. 

As ever, I welcome reviews and if you would like a free copy of the book as a mobi-file or as a PDF, please contact me.  Here is the link on Amazon: 

          

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