Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Bookshop in Berlin by Francoise Frekel


Françoise Frenkel always loved books, libraries, and especially bookstores.

Her dream was to open a bookstore, but would her dream about opening a French bookstore in Berlin in 1920 be a good idea?

She was successful until 1935 when the police started showing up and confiscating books from her shelves and newspapers because they had been blacklisted.

Besides scrutinizing her books, they questioned her travels.  This was just the beginning of her hardships and ordeals.

A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN tells the story of Francoise Frenkel's life and her love of books, her bookshop, and France.  We follow her as she lives through occupied France and endures what the European people had to deal with. Unthinkable, unpleasant misery and situations plagued her and all people during this time.
 

A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN is a treasure for historical fiction fans as well as book lovers.

I normally do not read memoirs, but A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN is very well done and educational.

You were easily put into Francoise’s situations and her emotions were yours.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

11 comments:

  1. I hope everyone gets to read this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. I must read this! Anything about books and WWII is a perfect read for me. Great review chick. Thanks for keeping my TBR overflowing.

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    1. Happy to help with your TBR!!

      Thanks about my review and for commenting, reeca.

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  3. I love anything about bookshops...and Berlin.

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    1. I think you will love this book, Laurel.

      ENJOY when you read it, and thanks for commenting.

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  4. I have this on a hold at the library, but may have to buy it. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. It is so good.

      Enjoy, Alex, and thanks for commenting.

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  5. This sounds very good. Anything about a bookshop has to be.

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    1. It is excellent!!

      I hope you get to read it.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

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    1. I hope you get to read it....it is excellent.

      Thanks for commenting, Unknown.

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