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The Love That I Have - James Moloney

Paperback Published: 21st May 2018
ISBN: 9781460754634
Number Of Pages: 304

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Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin.

Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality as she has no contact with prisoners. But she does handle their mail and, when given a cigarette lighter and told to burn the letters, she is horrified by the callous act she must carry out with her own hands. This is especially painful since her brother was taken prisoner at Stalingrad and her family have had no letters from him. So Margot steals a few letters, intending to send them in secret, only to find herself drawn to their heart-rending words of hope, of despair, and of love.

This is how Margot comes to know Dieter Kleinschmidt - through the beauty and the passion of his letters to his girlfriend.

And since his girlfriend is also named Margot, it is like reading love letters written for her.

From award-winning Australian author James Moloney, comes a fresh and compelling story about love, loss and profound bravery.

About the Author

James Moloney is one of Australia’s most respected and awarded children’s book authors. All but two of his books have been shortlisted for or won CBC awards, and he’s also been awarded Family Awards for Children’s Literature, Children’s Peace Literature Awards, Multicultural Children’s Literature Awards and had titles selected for inclusion in the International Youth Library in Munich.

Great read


Great book, this one is more character driven then focused on the horrid events of horrid events of world war 2. A must for lovers of world war 2 fiction, if you loved between the shades of grey then you will enjoy them one.



Brilliant YA historical fiction!


This is a beautiful novel that truly captures an original and never-before-told story of the Holicaust. Maloney is brilliant at writing for young adults - the breadth of the Jewish, German, Polish, Russian and all the marginalised people persecuted by the Nazis experience is captured in this incredibly real love story. The clever shift In narrative voice ensures empathy for both protagonists, Margot and Deiter. A very important novel for millenials - we must never forget!



I would recommend this book.


I don't have a lot of time these days so when i found a day spare to sit and read, this book was a perfect choice. It's easy reading, yet exciting. It captivated me from get go till the very last sentence 300 pages later. Made me appreciate the beauty in life many horrors. Enjoyable book.

QLD, Australia


The Love That I Have

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ISBN: 9781460754634
ISBN-10: 1460754638
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 21st May 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.37