Following a fall, Ida is less able to look after herself and her family arrange for her to move into a care home, where suppressed memories of her life in Vienna during the war start to dominate her thoughts. Ida's emerging story begins to impact on her three grown-up children in different ways, but it is Anna, the younger daughter, and the most attentive to her mother, who encourages her to speak about her life as a young wife and mother in Austria. As Anna begins to unravel the events of the past, she takes a trip to Vienna in an attempt to discover what happened to her mother during the darkest days of Nazi occupation. The whole family is stunned by Ida's final revelation.
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Phyllis Bischoff is a teacher of modern languages and has spent time in Germany and Austria. Her interest in the history of Nazi-dominated Germany and, particularly, the situation in Austria following the annexation by Germany in 1938, inspired her to write Lilac Time, which is her first novel. She lives in rural Kent, England.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 336 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.76 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1502590948