Finding Clara is a World War Two historical fiction set in Essen. The year is 1946 and the story features Clara, the daughter of a German Industrial family. For two years she ran the family iron works in the heart of Germany’s steel and coal producing area during the war.
When the Allies drew closer in 1944 and chaos in Germany loomed, Clara escaped Essen, leaving it all behind. Now she returns, searching for her best friend. However, the Allies are seeking out war criminals and Clara is unsure of what she will discover.
Scott has created a believable picture of post-war Germany and how the people of Essen attempted to survive. In the heart of the Ruhr, Essen had been a target for strategic bombing of the arms factories for much of the war and whole areas were destroyed.
Clara is presented…
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