The German Boy - Patricia Wastvedt Reviews
Description:ISBN 0670919438 / Paperback: 368 pages / Publisher: Penguin / Published: 7 Jun 2012
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The 'German Boy' of Patricia Wastvedt's novel is Stefan Landau, a teenager who arrives in England in 1947. His parents have both died in the war and Stefan is to live with his aunt, Elizabeth Manders. His possessions are few, among them an antique rifle and a painting by an English artist, Michael Ross, which depicts a copper haired young woman. Within the first fifty or so pages of the novel the action moves swiftly between 1947 back to the 1880s and forward again to the mid 1920s. Although he is crucial to the plot, Stefan does not come back into the story until much later. 'The German Boy' actually centres on three young women, childhood friends who lead ... Read the complete review
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