Hungary, June 1945. Eighteen-year old Margit has spent the last six months surviving the brutal siege of Budapest and its aftermath. Now, she wants nothing more than to escape the stepfamily her father forced on her. She dreams of independence among the ashes of heartbreak. But when Margit makes a decision that puts her stepsister in danger, she’ll have to face the dark realities of defeat.
1930s Shanghai will be the setting for my next work. Fashion will feature prominently in the novel. Archival footage like this is critically important to researching how people looked, moved and talked in any time period.
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