Treasures From the Attic The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank’s Family by Mirjam Pressler with Gerti Elias newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2011, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Genealogical Tables ;
From the cover: Anne Frank wrote her famous diary from the age of 13 as she hid for over two years in the secret annexe of her fathers Amsterdam warehouse escaping the horrors of Nazi occupation. Since first publication in 1947 The Diary of A Young Girl has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world and remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to the indestructible nature of the human spirit.
A cache of family documents has recently been discovered which includes photographs of Anne and her family, letters from her, her fathers letters from Auschwitz and his poignant descriptions of searching for his family after the war and the miraculous return of the dairies; they give a wonderful description of a loving, close-knit family, writing of good times and bad from different parts of Europe, and spread over several generations.
With her natural storytelling talent Mirjam Pressler, the editor of the definitive edition of the Diary, weaves this new-found material into a story which reads like a novel: an epic, fateful, family saga.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 404 pages. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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