OTHER HOFFMANN SISTER


OTHER HOFFMANN SISTER

BEN FERGUSSON    Book Number: 84751    Product format: Hardback

The multi-award winning novelist of 'The Spring of Kasper Meier' focusses his second book on German Southwest Africa (1884-1915) which shared its borders with present-day Namibia and Botswana. Ingrid Hoffmann has always felt responsible for her sister Margarete, and when their family moves to German Southwest Africa in 1902, her anxieties only increase. The casual racism that pervades the German community, the strange relationship between her parents and Baron von Ketz from whom they brought their land, and the tension with the local tribes all culminate tragedy when von Ketz is savagely murdered. The Baroness and their son Emil flee with the Hoffmanns as the attackers burn down the family's farm. As they struggle with the return to Berlin, Margarete and Emil become engaged on the eve of World War One. Margarete disappears on her wedding night at the country house and the mystery of what happened to her sister haunts Ingrid, but the ensuing chaos of war destroys her hopes of solving the mystery. After the war, in the midst of the revolution that brings down the Kaiser and wipes out the aristocracy that her family married into, Ingrid returns to the Von Ketz's crumbling country house estate, determined to find out what really happened to her sister. A suspicious and beautifully written novel. 434pp.
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ISBN 9781408708897
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