I’m now on the final edit of what I’ve decided to call The Class Letter. It goes into more detail about some of the girls – Erika, one of twins who have to take over running their father’s business when he dies suddenly, Anika who trains to be an actor and gets involved in some subversive theatre, Gerda who becomes a farmer and Hanna who is their former teacher. This also expands on what happens after Hanna Braun has told the girls some of the truth about what has happened to some people who were disliked by the Nazis. This includes a nun who taught at the school, a local vicar and Elfriede Kaiser, another Jewish girl who went to the school but wasn’t as fortunate as Renate.
In the final edit I’m tidying up the appearance and creating a glossary of the German terms I’ve used. I’ve decided not to have chapter numbers but just names of each girl whose story is in that chapter ad the heading. I’ve not put dates as part of the chapter title. We’ll see what the beta readers say about that. Each chapter contains quite a few time markers in any case. Many of them move through several days and in most cases time moves on a good deal between chapters.
Book 4, Face to Face with the Führer is still queued for publishing. I’ve also tried a few other independent publishers. “Good” rejections so far. I’m a little ambivalent about this. It’s good to keep it in one imprint. But there is some way to go before it will come to the top of the list.