England and Germany in Many Stories
Simon & Schuster 2013
Hardback 512pp Illustrated
9781847378255   Product Code: 19644
Until their ties were brutally severed by two world wars, Britain and Germany were the closest of friends, natural allies whose mutual admiration and cultural and linguistic kinship were reinforced by many family connections. This magnificent panorama of 19th- and early 20th-century society traces the stories of kings and queens, writers and artists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and working people whose lives spanned two nations, and demonstrates how the crisis, when it came, was felt at a deeply personal level.