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A Castle in Wartime by Catherine Bailey
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Oct 27, 2020 | ISBN 9780525559313

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“Bailey’s deep research and her amazing craft at reproducing in vivid detail the stories of von Hassell and the people she encounters…make for chilling prose.”Booklist

“Catherine Bailey has already demonstrated a truly remarkable ability to intertwine searing family histories with great historical events. With A Castle in Wartime she outdoes even herself, with a true story that simultaneously shows huge personal empathy with the fate of two toddler brothers as well as a profound understanding of the pure evil that lurked at the heart of the Third Reich.”—Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny

“An uplifting, exciting story of the extraordinary actions of one family during World War II… [Bailey] relates the entire suspenseful story like a novel. Right to the nail-biting end, this book captures your attention in alternating dread, fear, and hope.”Kirkus Reviews (*starred review*)

“Remarkable . . . a powerful, engrossing story of a journey into the heart of darkness and final escape from it.”—Sunday Times (U.K.)

“Bailey has an extraordinary ability to penetrate right to the heart of a family and uncover often painful stories. An important book.”—Daily Telegraph (U.K.)

“Bailey has a knack for bringing characters to life . . . Fascinating.”—Times of London (U.K.)
“Bailey has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life . . . as thrilling as any novel.”Daily Mail

“This historical page-turner gives a gripping view of the conflict’s consequences for one upper-crust family.”—Publishers Weekly

“I was gripped by A Castle in Wartime—it contained more tension, more plot in fact – than any thriller and was written with Bailey’s usual extraordinary clarity and panache. To say that she makes history come alive is such a cliché and yet it’s so true, she is absolutely one of my favorite writers.”—Kate Atkinson, author of Big Sky and Case Histories

“One of the most harrowing, beautifully written and brilliantly researched books I have read in a very long time. I was completely absorbed from first page to last, and I enormously admire both Catherine Bailey’s dedication to her subject and her expertise in recounting such a complex narrative. She is brilliant at conveying both character and location, and maintains an extraordinary control over every section of the story.”—Selina Hastings, author of The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham

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