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Stealing the Future

Stealing the Future

Author(s): Max Hertzberg

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1990s

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A counter-factual spy thriller set in East Berlin in the early-1990s. The GDR still exists, but is on the edge of economic breakdown, partly due to a coal producing region is in the process of seceding from the GDR....

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The Moment

The Moment

Author(s): Douglas Kennedy

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

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Thomas Nesbitt is a divorced writer in the midst of a rueful middle age. Living a very private life in Maine, in touch only with his daughter and still trying to recover from the end of a long marriage,...

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Author(s): John le Carré

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1960s

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From the master of spy thrillers, John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a gripping story of love and betrayal at the height of the Cold War. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an afterword by...

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A Quiet Flame

A Quiet Flame

Author(s): Philip Kerr

Location(s): Berlin, Buenos Aires

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1930s, 1950s

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The action switches largely between Berlin in 1932 – and Bernie’s last abandoned case as a police officer when the mutilated body of a spastic teenage girl is discovered – and Buenos Aires in 1950 where he is invited...

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city-lit Berlin

city-lit Berlin

Author(s): Rory Maclain (Introduction)

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Various

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Experience the haunting and exciting city of Berlin as never before, in the company of over sixty dazzling writers. Join them as Christopher Isherwood takes us to the cabaret David Bowie cycles through Berlin Anna Funder remembers Stasiland Ian...

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Fatherland

Fatherland

Author(s): Robert Harris

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1960s

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Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler’s 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the...

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If The Dead Rise Not

If The Dead Rise Not

Author(s): Philip Kerr

Location(s): Berlin, Havana

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1930s to 1950s

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Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936 Olympics, Jews are being expelled from all German sporting organisations –...

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The artificial Silk Girl

The artificial Silk Girl

Author(s): Irmgard Keun

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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The Innocent

The Innocent

Author(s): Ian McEwan

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Cold War

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The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present: comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team.Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed...

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The New Mrs Clifton

The New Mrs Clifton

Author(s): Elizabeth Buchan

Location(s): Berlin, Clapham, London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Post World War Two

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As the Second World War draws to a close, Gus Clifton, having been working with the interrogation teams in Germany and out of touch with his family, surprises his sisters at their home. But an even greater shock is...

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