A Small Person Far Away by Judith Kerr

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Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past…

Berlin is where Anna lived before Hitler, when she was still a German child; before she spoke a word of English, before her family had all become refugees. Long before her happy new existence in London. But Mama is there, dangerously ill. Anna is forced to go back, to deal with questions of life and death, to face old fears, and to discover the past which she has so long shut away.


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Judith Kerr was born in Berlin, the daughter of a distinguished German writer. She left Germany with her family in 1933 to escape from the Nazis and they arrived in England in 1936, having spent the intervening years in Switzerland and France. She is married to writer Nigel Kneale and they have two children
Published June 28, 2012 by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks. 227 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, History, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The autobiographical heroine of When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (1972) and The Other Way Round (1975) is a married woman now, selecting a dining-room rug in a London store when word comes from her mother's lover in Berlin that Mama is in serious condition in the hospital.

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