• An original, intriguing novel

    Sunday Times
  • In this haunting what-if, David Gillham asks us to reflect on the quandary of how one learns-in the unimaginable wake of the Holocaust-to live again, shedding a powerful, human light on the tragedy of lost potential

    Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones
  • Gillham strikes a deft balance between describing the life of an ordinary teenager - going to the cinema, arguing with adults - and the more difficult task of imagining one living with the legacies of extreme trauma

  • Gillham's beautifully crafted novel is a respectful tribute to the creative and passionate writer who died so young. Highly recommended

    Library Journal Starred Review
  • I can't wait for Gillham's next novel - play it again, Sam

    Stephen King
  • In this moving and masterful debut, David Gillham brings war-torn Berlin to life and reveals the extraordinary mettle of women tested to their limits and beyond. Powerful and piercingly real. You won't soon forget these characters

    Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, on City of Women
  • David Gillham's excellent new novel is built on one of the most extraordinary and faithful recreations of a time in history - Berlin in World War II - that I've ever read

    Alan Furst, on City of Women

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