My Father's Roses : Heinrich and Valerie and their three children, Franz, Berta and Rudi, write to each other about what matters to them most - love and rivalry, arguments and reconciliations, business, money-making and home. As history overtakes them, their ordinary lives collide with extraordinary world events. In 1939, Hitler's invasion destroys their world. The family make their way to Prague, and Franz and Rudi eventually escape to Britain. Valerie writes to them almost daily, her letters recording the desperate anxieties of life in the ghetto until, finally, they cease. LIke other refugees, Franz and Rudi made new lives, their children grew up. Then Rudi's daughter Nancy began to reflect on what it means to inherit such a story - words from a lost world. Captivated, amused and often surprised by what she uncovered, in My Father's Roses she revisits, with extraordinary tenderness, her relationship with her father and, through him with a family she never knew.
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