A Woman in Berlin
Read by Diana Bishop
Price: £50.00 CD (all prices +VAT)
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From April 20th, 1945, the day when Berlin first saw the face of war, until June 22nd, when it was sacked by the Russian Army, the anonymous author of A Woman in Berlin captured the stark reality of life within the falling city. Fending off the boredom and deprivation of hiding, the author recorded her experiences, observations and meditations in this vivid diary. Accounts of the bombing, the rapes, the rationing of food and the overwhelming terror of death are rendered in the dispassionate, though determinedly optimistic prose of a woman fighting for survival amidst the horror and inhumanity of war.

What the critics say:

'One of the essential books for understanding war and life'
A. S. Byatt

'One can only regret that the author would not allow the book to be republished in her lifetime, after its hostile reception in the 50s, and did not live to know that others, even those who were the victims of her country, could read, and empathise, and understand'
Linda Grant, The Observer

10 CD s
OCD 037 • 1-84648- 078-7

Playing time: 9hrs 40mins

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