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The House of Mirth (Oxford World's Classics)
Edith Wharton
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Bridget Christie
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Franz Hessel
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Hans Fallada
Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson in Alone in Berlin. Photograph: Allstar/PATHE/X-FILME CREATIVE POOL
Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson in Alone in Berlin. Photograph: Allstar/PATHE/X-FILME CREATIVE POOL

Strange tale of the anti-Nazi bestseller, the Stasi spies and the missing Gestapo files

 

As the film of Alone in Berlin opens, German historians say facts were kept out of Hans Fallada’s original novel

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Fascinating!  It's still an amazing book.