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The Undertaking (Signed First Edition)

Audrey Magee

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ISBN 10: 1782391029 / ISBN 13: 9781782391029
Published by Atlantic Books, 2014
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LONDON: Atlantic (2014). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy (without marks or bruises or smells or any other defect). Comes with acid-free, archival-quality mylar dust jacket cover (not clipped, of course). Shipped in well-padded box. Smoke-free, smell-free. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign, no inscriptions, just the author's name. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. The author's first novel. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 02-2014-73

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Title: The Undertaking (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Desperate to escape the Eastern front, Peter Faber, an ordinary German soldier, marries Katharina Spinell, a woman he has never met; it is a marriage of convenience that promises "honeymoon" leave for him and a pension for her should he die on the front. With ten days' leave secured, Peter visits his new wife in Berlin, and both are surprised by the attraction that develops between them.

When Peter returns to the horror of the front, it is only the dream of Katharina that sustains him as he approaches Stalingrad. Back in Berlin, Katharina, goaded on by her desperate and delusional parents, ruthlessly works her way into the Nazi party hierarchy, wedding herself, her young husband, and their unborn child to the regime. But when the tide of war turns and Berlin falls, Peter and Katharina, ordinary people stained with their small share of an extraordinary guilt, find their simple dream of family increasingly hard to hold on to . . .

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AUDREY MAGEE worked for twelve years as a journalist and has written for, among others, The Times (London), The Irish Times and The Guardian (UK). She has a master's degree in journalism from Dublin City University and an honours bachelor of arts degree in German and French from University College Dublin. She lives in Wicklow with her husband and three daughters.

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