The Undertaking by Audrey Magee FICTION

 The Undertaking by Audrey Magee pb. £7.99 published by Atlantic Books

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A powerful evocation of Nazi Germany written almost entirely in dialogue and based upon true events. Serving soldiers were offered the chance to marry a suitable woman civilian (breeding partner). In exchange he was given a few days break from the front and she would receive his soldier's pension should he be killed upon his return to fighting. An appalling story brilliantly told. A first novel shortlisted for the Bailey's Womens Prize.