Description - Dancing with Eva by Alan Judd
In 1945, after the deaths of Hitler and Eva Braun, the staff who attended them in the Bunker were left to make their own way out of Berlin. Some were lucky enough to be captured by the Americans and British, and their stories became known to the world. Some were captured by the Russians. What they saw has never been made public. Sixty years later, the youngest people there are among the oldest people alive. Two of them -- a guard and one of Eva's secretaries -- meet for the first time since Hitler's last days, to lay their memories side by side, and to rest. He has lived in America, and his story is part of the historical record. She managed to escape from the Red Army. Her story has never been heard before. Together, the two last witnesses to Eva's last dance discover the truth of what went on in Hitler's bunker. Completely convincing, chilling and compelling, DANCING WITH EVA is a devastatingly powerful imagining of one of the most intense periods of twentieth-century history.
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(216mm x 135mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Alan Judd
Alan Judd is a novelist and biographer who has previously served in the army and the Foreign Office. Chosen as one of the original twenty Best Young British Novelists, he subsequently won the Royal Society of Literature's Winifred Holtby Award, the Heinemann Award and the Guardian Fiction Award; he was also shortlisted for the Westminster Prize. He is currently the Spectator's motoring correspondent and a comment writer for the Daily Telegraph. He lives in Sussex with his wife and daughter.