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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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At the end of the nineteen thirties in Germany a little girl travelled with her mother and brother on the train. The …

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis

Bitter seeds by

Book one in the Milkweed Triptych In a remote part of Germany a doctor has been hard at work, he has had …

Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar

Sorry by

translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside. Seeing a couple break-up in public Kris goes over to apologise to the woman. He …

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The Lives of Others dir. by

In 1984 in East Germany the secret police, or Stasi were everywhere, watching everything. This film details the activities of one officer, Wiesler, as he monitored a popular playwright. Wiesler doesn’t believe that Dreyman could possibly be as pro the party as he makes out. Too arrogant. So he suggests keeping him under surveillance, just in case. His superior officer doesn’t agree, at first, but then Minister Bruno Hempf mentions that perhaps he isn’t such a fan, and that perhaps Dreyman isn’t a favourite. It turns out that Hempf is more than interested in Dreyman’s girlfriend, the actress Christa-Maria Sieland, and so would like nothing better than to remove his rival by having him arrested and taken away.

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

The Brothers Grimm dir. by

Well, this’ll teach me not to keep offline copies of my reviews won’t it. The original had been eradicated from web-land, so …