The Ghost of Hearts-Hope: A Ghostly Story of Love and Loss

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Anna Cooke is a sensitive girl, who has strange premonitions and picks up on the emotions of others. Contenting herself with a future as a governess or ladies companion, she is delighted to find herself being swept off her feet by a handsome widower, Lord Hope. Her new life takes her to the wilds of Cornwall, where she becomes the mistress of Hearts-Hope, a strange and wonderful house by the sea. Anna embraces her new life. However, she finds herself eclipsed by the shadow of the previous Lady Hope. Plagued by dark dreams, she finds her obsession with her predecessor growing by the day – can this woman jeopardise Anna’s perfect future with the man she loves utterly and completely?
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Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Jul 16, 2018
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781788034883
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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The #1 International Bestseller & New York Times Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie Project

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.

One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.

A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

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