Scottish Literary Connections to Germany


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    4 AM
    Nina De la Mer - Paperback - Myriad
    A sharply drawn depiction of friendship under pressure, Nina de la Mer's startling debut channels the voices of two army chefs struggling to reconcile life on base with the off-duty temptations of the rave scene - with comic and poignant consequences.
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    Berlin Noir
    Philip Kerr - Paperback - Penguin
    Ex-policeman Bernie Gunther thought he'd seen everything on the streets of 1930s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi subculture. This omnibus contains the novels 'March Violets', 'The Pale Criminal' and 'A German Requiem'.
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    Ann Jungman - Paperback - Barrington Stoke
    Hannah and Inge are best friends. But it's 1930s Germany. Hannah's family are Jewish. Inge's family support the Nazi party. Can Inge keep her promise to be friends forever? Or will there be a betrayal?
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    The Bullet Trick
    Louise Welsh - Paperback - Canongate
    When conjurer William Wilson gets booked for a string of cabaret gigs in Berlin, he's hoping his luck's on the turn - there were certain spectators from his last show who he'd rather forget. But secrets have a habit of catching up with him, and the line between what's an act and what's real starts to blur.
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    The Carnival Master
    Craig Russell - Paperback - Arrow
    The Cologne police know a woman is going to die, they know the day it will happen, and they are powerless to stop it. They call on an outside expert - Jan Fabel, head of Hamburgs Murder Squad and Germany's leading authority on serial killers.
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    Craig Russell - Paperback - Arrow
    An environmental campaigner and former left-wing radical is murdered, his body scalped. A second scalped murder victim, a geneticist researching the possibility of inherited memory is found. Jan Fabel and his murder team have nothing to go on other than a single red hair left as a signature at each scene.
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    The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite
    Beatrice Colin - Paperback - John Murray
    This novel tells the story of the orphaned daughter of a cabaret dancer and her rise from poverty and anonymity to film stardom, all set against the rise and fall of Berlin, the background of WWI, the debauchery of the Weimar era, the run-up to WWII, and the innovations in art and industry that accompanied it all
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    Man Of Honour: Jack Steel And The Blenheim Campaign, July To August 1704
    Iain Gale - Paperback - Harper
    Upper Bavaria, 1704. The British Army, illustrious and fresh from victory, stands proudly to attention, ready to fight for honour and glory. Their enemy is Louis XIV of France, the self-styled Sun King, a megalomaniac intent on possessing all of Europe.
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    The One From The Other
    Philip Kerr - Paperback - Quercus
    A woman seeks Bernie out. Her husband has disappeared. She's not looking to get him back - he's a wanted man who ran one of the most vicious concentration camps in Poland. She just wants confirmation that he's dead. It's a simple enough job. But in post-war Germany, nothing is simple.
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    Original Bliss
    A. L. Kennedy - Paperback - Vintage
    The stories brought together in Original Bliss are concerned with the complexities of sex, and the lack of it. In the novella that gives the book its title, a woman thinks that she has lost God, but it is simply love that she is missing.
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    Robert Ford - Paperback - Atlantic
    It's autumn 1989 and Cooper Barrow is an American who has come to Europe to make his mark as an orchestral conductor. He is befriended by Petra, an audacious oboist from Eastern Germany, and soon the inexperienced American is smitten. But despite their intense encounters, Petra's past life remains utterly closed.
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    The Valkyrie Song
    Craig Russell - Paperback - Arrow
    Detective Jan Fabel is a troubled man. His relationships with the women in his life - his daughter, ex-wife, girlfriend - are becoming increasingly complicated. Then an English pop star is found dead in Hamburg's red-light district with savage knife wounds. Is this the work of the Angel of St Pauli?
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    Where Eagles Dare
    Alistair MacLean - Paperback - HarperCollins
    One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective is to rescue an American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-Day plans.
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    Winter In Berlin
    Ian R. Mitchell - Paperback - Luath
    Set in the East Germany of 1982, 'Winter in Berlin' tells the story of a mysterious Scottish historian who has come to East Berlin to make a study of the historiographical treatment of Bismarck by East German scholars.


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    A Different Kind Of Courage: Gretel's Story
    Gretel Wachtel - Paperback - Mainstream
    'A Different Kind of Courage' is the spellbinding account of an attractive and feisty young woman who witnessed personally Hitler's racist spite at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and had to endure the shock of the disappearance of her best friend during Kristallnacht, the night of atrocities against the Jews.