Two Brothers by Ben Elton
A Novel

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Ben Elton's novel set in 1920s Germany is derailed by unnecessary history lessons.
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The new novel from this well-loved, bestselling author.
 
Two Brothers is a heartrending story of two boys growing up under the darkening shadow of the Nazis. Born in Berlin in 1920 and raised by the same parents, one boy is Jewish, his adopted brother is Aryan. At first, their origins are irrelevant. But as the political landscape changes they are forced to make decisions with horrifying consequences.

 

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BEN ELTON's career as both performer and writer encompasses some of the most memorable and incisive comedy of the past twenty years. In addition to his hugely influential work as a stand-up comic, he is the writer of such TV hits as "The Young Ones, Blackadder "and "The Thin Blue Line." Most recently he has written the BBC series "Blessed "on the subject of young parenthood. Elton has written three musicals, "The Beautiful Game, We Will Rock You "and "Tonight's the Night "and three West End plays. His internationally bestselling novels include "The First Casualty, Popcorn, Inconceivable, Dead Famous "and "High Society. "He wrote and directed the successful film "Maybe Baby "based on his novel "Inconceivable "starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson.
 
Published January 16, 1900 by Black Swan. 621 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Ben East on Dec 01 2012

Ben Elton's novel set in 1920s Germany is derailed by unnecessary history lessons.

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Reviewed by Jenny Colgan on Nov 07 2012

...he makes do with setting the ultimate evil against heroic sacrificers; fearless fighters; beautiful, living saints. This is a shame for both the book and its readers: he should have had more confidence in us.

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