Reviews

  • Luminous, elegant, haunting - I read it straight through

    Philippe Sands, Author of East West Street
  • Superb. This is a necessary book - painful, harrowing, tragic, but also uplifting

    The Times Book of the Week
  • Deeply moving. Writes with an almost Sebaldian simplicity and understatement

    Guardian
  • Astonishing. Van Es has created a masterpiece of history and memoir, concluding on a note of reconciliation, hope and great love

    Evening Standard
  • An awe-inspiring account of the tragedies and triumphs within the world of the Holocaust's "hide-away" children, and of the families who sheltered them

    Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones
  • Deeply moving, this is a remarkable memoir

    Sunday Times
  • Brought to life with family photographs and diary entries that add further impact to Lien's harrowing memories and testimony - this deeply affecting and fascinating story is guaranteed to haunt you

    Sunday Mirror
  • Compassionate and thoughtfully rendered, the book is both a memorable portrait of a remarkable woman and a testament to the healing power of understanding. A complex and uplifting tale

    Kirkus
  • Remarkable - the story of one traumatic childhood, deeply moving, and told with great dexterity, allowing the wisdoms of today to run parallel with the absorbing narrative of wartime events

    Penelope Lively
  • A nuanced, moving, and unusual "hidden child" account

    Publishers Weekly