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The Other Hoffmann Sister

The Other Hoffmann Sister

(2017)
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"Beguiling, unsettling and wonderfully atmospheric."
Sarah Waters


Short-listed for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2015, Ben Fergusson's critically acclaimed debut, The Spring of Kasper Meier, was the winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2015 and the HWA 2015 Debut Crown Award.

The Other Hoffmann Sister is a gripping, evocative story about two sisters set in pre-WWI Germany which will appeal to fans of The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.

For Ingrid Hoffmann, the story of her sister's disappearance began in their first weeks in Southwest Africa....

Ingrid Hoffmann has always felt responsible for her sister Margarete, and when their family moves to German Southwest Africa in 1902, her anxieties only increase. The casual racism that pervades the German community, the strange relationship between her parents and Baron von Ketz, from whom they bought their land, and the tension with the local tribes all culminate in tragedy when Baron von Ketz is savagely murdered. Baroness von Ketz and their son, Emil, flee with the Hoffmanns as the Baron's attackers burn down the family's farm.

Both families return to Berlin, and Ingrid's concerns about Margarete are assuaged when she and Emil von Ketz become engaged on the eve of the First World War. But Margarete disappears on her wedding night at the von Ketzes' country house. The mystery of what happened to her sister haunts Ingrid, but as Europe descends into chaos, her hope of discovering the truth becomes ever more distant.

After the war, in the midst of the revolution that brings down the Kaiser and wipes out the aristocracy that her family married into, Ingrid returns to the von Ketzes' crumbling estate determined to find out what really happened to her sister.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Other Hoffmann Sister
Author(s): Ben Fergusson
ISBN: 1-4087-0889-2 / 978-1-4087-0889-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
Title: The Other Hoffmann Sister
Author(s): Ben Fergusson
ISBN: 0-349-14256-4 / 978-0-349-14256-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Other Hoffmann Sister
Author(s): Ben Fergusson
ISBN: 1-4087-0890-6 / 978-1-4087-0890-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Other Hoffmann Sister
Author(s): Ben Fergusson
Publisher: Little Brown
Availability: Amazon   

May 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Other Hoffmann Sister
Author(s): Ben Fergusson
Publisher: Little Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Other Hoffmann Sister
Author(s): Ben Fergusson
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


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