A Fragment of Time - Margaret GrahamHeineman, 1990, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ., upper flap creased.
As the clouds of war gather over Europe, eighteen-year-old Helen Carstairs marries Heine Weber, a young German photographer recently arrived in England to escape the growing brutality of his native land. Braving opposition from Helen's middle-class mother and the prejudice of friends and neighbours, they set up a home in London which becomes a haven for Germans fleeing from the persecutions. Their son Christoph is born into an uncertain world. As war breaks out the family is forced to confront a new danger. Heine is German, and therefore, 'the enemy', and is treated accordingly, with tragic results. Helen, faced with the loss of Heine, must also confront the dangers of the London blitz and the heart breaking decision to allow Christoph to be evacuated to the safety of a village in Norfolk. Lonely, frightened, bullied for his father's origins, Christoph is befriended by Ed, an American airman at the local base. When Helen leaves her job in London to join her son in Norfolk, it is Ed who helps them to overcome the hell of war and who offers them hope and the promise of a new life.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"