Edith Velmans was a normal, happy Dutch teenager from a loving Jewish family. Her main concerns were school, tennis, parties and boys, until the Nazi invasion of Holland in 1940 threw her carefree existence into unimaginable danger. Not knowing if she would see her family again, she was given a new identity and hidden by a Christian family at enormous risk. Based on her diaries and letters, Edith's Book is an extraordinarily moving account of love, courage, hope and survival.
'Brilliant... compelling... a harrowing tale which will move many to tears.'
Anne de Courcy, Daily Mail
'It holds you with the same intensity as The Diary of Anne Frank and leaves you heartbroken, illuminated and amazed at the capacity for courage.'
Esther Freud, Guardian Books of the Year
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 09 / 1999
- 129 x 198mm