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Dreams of silver

Author: Mina Baites; Alison Layland
Publisher: Seattle : AmazonCrossing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London, 1963. 'I dream about my sister almost every night'. Lilian Morrison has one memento of her beloved sister, Emma: a battered silver music box. A family heirloom that was passed down through two world wars, the box was the key to Lilian's recent, joyous reunion with the surviving members of her birth family, whom she lost many years earlier when she and her sister fled Hitler's Germany on the Kindertransport.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mina Baites; Alison Layland
ISBN: 9781503901254 1503901254
OCLC Number: 1063706025
Language Note: Translated from German.
Notes: "Previously published as Träume aus Silber by Tinte & Feder in Germany, 2018"--T.p. verso.
Description: 254 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Träume aus Silber.
Responsibility: Mina Baites ; translated by Alison Layland.

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London, 1963. 'I dream about my sister almost every night'. Lilian Morrison has one memento of her beloved sister, Emma: a battered silver music box. A family heirloom that was passed down through two world wars, the box was the key to Lilian's recent, joyous reunion with the surviving members of her birth family, whom she lost many years earlier when she and her sister fled Hitler's Germany on the Kindertransport. Now Lilian is compelled to investigate Emma's final days after the girls were shipped to separate foster families in Britain and the time before Emma was killed in the London Blitz. In London, as she searches for clues to retrace the past, Lilian finds that the anguish of war still reverberates after two decades. In Cape Town, her grandmother courageously protects innocent victims of violence, and in Dublin, a gifted woodworker creates a music box that is strangely similar to the one that Lilian owns. Separate lives will intertwine on a path of healing and hope as the hazy secrets of the past finally come to light.

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