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Chocolate Cake with Hitler : A Nazi childhood - Emma Craigie

Chocolate Cake with Hitler

A Nazi childhood

Paperback Published: 7th January 2010
ISBN: 9781906021894
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 13 - 15 years old

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As defeat closes in on the Germans, life in Hitler's bunker becomes increasingly fraught for the children staying there as well as the adults. There's chocolate cake every day for tea with Uncle Fuhrer, but Helga Goebbels cannot help noticing that all is not well among the grown-ups. Her parents grow more and more tense, the bunker grows daily more empty and, as even the soldiers who have been guarding them take their leave, 12-year-old Helga is faced with a terrible truth. Perhaps her perfect childhood has not been all that it seemed...

Industry Reviews

"An extraordinary tale - one of the best debut novels of 2010" The Times "Told with a child-like innocence, it is a poignant insight into the dying days of the Third Reich and the claustrophobic existence of those who stayed behind with 'Uncle Leader'" Daily Mail "Skilfully avoiding both sentimentality and sensationalism, Craigie has written an affecting and unusual exploration of the last days of Hitler" TLS "Her poised style is powerful and stripped of sentimentality, and she skilfully enters the psyche of a young girl." The Independent

ISBN: 9781906021894
ISBN-10: 1906021899
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13 - 15 years old
For Grades: 9 - 11
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 7th January 2010
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1