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A harrowing true story about a young girl's struggle to survive Nazi persecution, and a man's attempt to unveil his family's secrets.

The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague, where she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken away to be hidden from the Nazis. She was raised by her foster family as one of their own, but a falling out after the war put an end of to their relationship. What was her side of the story, Bart van Es - a grandson of the couple who looked after Lien - wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? So began an investigation that would consume and transform both Bart's life and Lien's. This is an astonishing portrait of a young girl's struggle to survive war, and her powerful, tumultuous and painful ties with her foster family.

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  • Paperback

    9780241978726

    February 14, 2019

    Fig Tree

    288 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241285008

    July 16, 2018

    Fig Tree

    288 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Hardback

    9780241284995

    July 15, 2018

    Fig Tree

    320 pages

    RRP $39.99

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  • The Cut Out Girl
    Bart van Es

    EBook

    9780241978719

    July 5, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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