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The Road Ahead By Christab Bielenberg

The Road Ahead by Christab Bielenberg

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Summary

Following "The Past is Myself", the author continues her memoirs from the end of the war. After a spell as "The Observer"'s correspondent in Germany, she left both England and Germany, took up farming in the Wicklow Mountains with her husband, and later joined the Peace Women of Northern Ireland.

The Road Ahead Summary

The Road Ahead by Christab Bielenberg

Following her wartime memoirs in "The Past is Myself", Christabel Bielenberg continues her story from the end of the war. Germany was devastated by war and its aftermath, while to the author Britain seemed grey and exhausted. She was soon appointed "The Observer"'s special correspondent in Germany and, reunited with her husband - technically an enemy alien - she joined the struggle for reconciliation with, and the rebuilding of, a defeated nation. A near-fatal accident to her husband, and her own illness, persuaded the young couple to turn their backs on England and Germany, and make a new start farming in Ireland. Although life was harsh at first, the beautiful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains provided a haven for the family and for the hosts of young people from all over the world who joined them each summer. Christabel became involved with the Peace Women of Northern Ireland, and learned as much as she could about her adopted country.

About Christab Bielenberg

Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war as a German citizen and wrote about her experiences in her memoir, The Past is Myself, and in its sequel, The Road Ahead. The Past is Myself was adapted for television by Dennis Potter under the title Christabel. In 1988, the Federal Republic of Germany awarded her the Commander's cross of the Order of Merit for her contribution to German-English understanding. She and her husband, Peter, have three sons and live in Ireland.

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GOR000689763
9780552994699
0552994693
The Road Ahead by Christab Bielenberg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
1993-07-01
224
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