The House By The Lake

Author: Thomas Harding
Editor: William Heinemann
ISBN: 9780434023233
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2015 A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK âe~A passionate memoir.âe(tm) Neil MacGregor âe~A superb portrait of twentieth century Germany seen through the prism of a house which was lived in, and lost, by five different families. A remarkable book.âe(tm) Tom Holland âe~Personal and panoramic, heart-wrenching yet uplifting, this is history at its most alive.âe(tm) A.D. Miller In the spring of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Berlin with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake. It was her 'soul place', she said âe" a sanctuary she had been forced to leave when the Nazis swept to power. The trip was a chance to see the house one last time, to remember it as it was. But the house had changed. Twenty years later Thomas returned to Berlin. The house now stood empty, derelict, soon to be demolished. A concrete footpath cut through the garden, marking where the Berlin Wall had stood for nearly three decades. Elsewhere were signs of what the house had once been âe" blue tiles showing behind wallpaper, photographs fallen between floorboards, flagstones covered in dirt. Evidence of five families who had made the house their home over a tumultuous century. The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking work of history, revealing the story of Germany through the inhabitants of one small wooden building: a nobleman farmer, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. Moving from the late nineteenth century to the present day, from the devastation of two world wars to the dividing and reuniting of a nation, it is a story of domestic joy and contentment, of terrible grief and tragedy, and of a hatred handed down through the generations. It is the long-awaited new work from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf.

The House By The Lake

Author: Ella Carey
Editor: Platinum Spotlight Series
ISBN: 9781683246046
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"Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. However, when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals that they are part of an aristocratic family who during World War II were forced to leave their estate in Prussia, Anna embarks on a quest to retrieve a precious item Max left there over seventy years ago"--

The House By The Lake The True Story Of A House Its History And The Four Families Who Made It Home

Author: Thomas Harding
Editor: Candlewick Studio
ISBN: 1536212741
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History comes home in a deeply moving, exquisitely illustrated tale of a small house, taken by the Nazis, that harbors a succession of families--and becomes a quiet witness to a tumultuous century. The days went around like a wheel. The sun rose, warming the walls of the house. On the outskirts of Berlin, Germany, a wooden cottage stands on the shore of a lake. Over the course of a hundred years, this little house played host to a kind Jewish doctor and his family, a successful Nazi composer, wartime refugees, and a secret-police informant. During that time, as a world war came and went and the Berlin Wall arose just a stone's throw from the back door, the house filled up with myriad everyday moments. And when that time was over, and the dwelling was empty and derelict, the great-grandson of the man who built the house felt compelled to bring it back to life and listen to the story it had to tell. Illuminated by Britta Teckentrup's magnificent illustrations, Thomas Harding's narration reads like a haunting fairy tale--a lyrical picture-book rendering of the story he first shared in an acclaimed personal history for adult readers.

The House On The Lake

Author: Aidan Fennessy
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ISBN: 9781925005387
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A criminal lawyer with a cool head and a passion for logic, David wakes up to find himself confined to a small, sparsely furnished room, unable to remember what happened the day before. With the help of his doctor, David begins to coax memories out of the darkness, before the details of a terrible secret emerge. (1 act, 1 male, 1 female).

A House At The Bottom Of A Lake

Author: Josh Malerman
Editor: Del Rey
ISBN: 0593237781
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box comes a haunting tale of mystery and love, as a boy and a girl on their first date discover a strange house at the bottom of a lake--and a secret that will change their lives forever. So many love stories begin like this: It is summer. It is a beautiful night at a lake in the woods. They are seventeen. And it is their first date. But no other love story ends like this. For Jim and Amelia find something even stranger and more magical than first love: Under the water and in the darkness, there is a house at the bottom of the lake. They can't resist exploring it. What they find seems to be an ordinary house like any other on any street in their little town . . . except that it is underwater. But there is something inside it. Something that calls to them. Something that is telling them to come home . . .

The House On The Lake

Author: Barbara V. Stephens
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475954166
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Rebecca York is feeling confident with a clear head, a happy heart, and a new plan in hand. Just back from spending six months in France, Rebecca leisurely walks around the grounds of her godmother's historic house on a Texas lake while dreaming of converting it into an elegant bed-and-breakfast and saving it from encroaching land developers. But just as she settles in to spend her first night at Maple Villa, a key turns the lock and the front door creaks open, revealing a man from Rebecca's past. Paul Drew, a distinguished foreign news correspondent and author, first met Rebecca nearly seventeen years ago and is still as charming as she remembers him. Except there is only one problem: Paul has also received a key to the endangered old lake residence from Rebecca's godmother and has already moved in to recuperate from a wound he received in the Middle East. But even as the sweet affection started many years ago between them begins to reawaken, neither Rebecca nor Paul can fathom the idea of giving up their individual dreams for Maple Villa. In this contemporary romance, attraction, passion, and strong aspirations bring two souls together in the face of adversity as an old house quietly awaits its destiny.

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The House On Sunset Lake

Author: Tasmina Perry
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147220848X
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'Seductive and mysterious...the perfect novel to while away a summer's afternoon' Express. Sunday Times bestseller Tasmina Perry is back with a delicious summer read. Unlock the secrets of the mysterious house on Sunset Lake... Casa D'Or, the mysterious plantation house on Sunset Lake, has been in the Wyatt family for over fifty years. Jennifer Wyatt returns there from university full of hope, as summer by the lake stretches ahead of her. Yet by the time it is over her heart will be broken, her family in tatters, her dreams long gone. Twenty years later, Casa D'Or stands neglected, a victim of tragic events. Jennifer has closed the door on her past. Then Jim, the man she met and fell in love with that magical summer, comes back into her life, with a plan to return Casa D'Or to its former glory. Their reunion will stir up old ghosts for both of them, and reveal the dark secrets the house still holds close...

The House On The Lake

Author: Nuala Ellwood
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241985161
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No matter how far you run . . . He's never far behind 'Gripping, poignant' Rosamund Lupton 'Eerily haunting' Jane Corry 'I literally couldn't put it down' Emma Curtis __________________________________________ Lisa needs to disappear. And her friend's rambling old home in the wilds of Yorkshire seems like the perfect place. It's miles away from the closest town, and no one there knows her or her little boy, Joe. But when a woman from the local village comes to visit them, Lisa realizes that she and Joe aren't as safe as she thought. What secrets have Rowan Isle House - and her friend - kept hidden all these years? And what will Lisa have to do to survive, when her past finally catches up with her? **BUY THE NEW SPELLBINDING THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DAY OF THE ACCIDENTAND MY SISTER'S BONES** __________________________________________ WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT NUALA ELLWOOD 'Rivals The Girl on the Train (and beats it for style)' Observer 'From start to finish this exciting thriller kept you guessing. What a page turner with all the unexpected twists right until the end...A thoroughly good read' Netgalley Reviewer 'Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!' Claire Douglas 'Ellwood instantly creates a creepy, intense atmosphere...it is utter perfection' Netgalley Reader 'Makes you question everything you thought you knew' Emma Kavanagh 'What a great book! It's got everything a good thriller needs, a creepy old house, a remote location, some great complex characters and lots of perfectly timed twists and turns' Netgalley Reader 'You won't see the big twist coming in this haunting thriller' Daily Express 'Compelling characters and an often heart wrenching narrative' Netgalley Reader 'Creepy and deliciously atmospheric, this page-turner has it all - twists and turns and a powerful emotional punch' Teresa Driscoll 'Perfectly paced, Nuala takes the reader down a mysterious and gripping path of intrigue and builds the characters with such beautiful depth' Netgalley Reader

The Log House By The Lake A Tale Of Canada

Author: William Henry Giles Kingston
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465597077
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It was late in the afternoon when Mr Philip Ashton walked up to the door of his residence in Portman-square. His hand touched the knocker irresolutely. ÒIt must be done,Ó he said to himself. ÒMay strength be given to all of them to bear the blow!Ó His hand shook as he rapped. The hall door flew open, a servant in handsome livery stood ready to take his hat and gloves. As he entered the drawing-room his wife and daughters rose to welcome him, with affection beaming in their eyes, as did his three sons, who had just arrived at home from different directions. Mr Ashton retired to rest that night with a mind greatly relieved. He had not doubted the affection of his children, and he was assured that it would enable them to bear their reverse of fortune with cheerfulness. When he rose in the morning he prayed earnestly for strength to go through the work required of him, and that is never denied to those who seek it from Him who can alone afford it. In all the work he received able assistance from his son. Philip had not left a single debt unpaid at the University, by which, under his altered circumstances, he might ever afterwards have been hampered. Mr Ashton, having never allowed household bills to run on, was comparatively free from debt. All his affairs arranged, he found himself with an incomeÑarising from a settlement on his wifeÑof two hundred pounds a-year, and about fifteen hundred pounds in ready money. Once more his family being assembled, he pointed out to them that though their plans were very good, if they were to remain a united family they must look to the future, and seek in another country the opportunity of developing their energies.