I reviewed Cardiff-based author, Holly Müller’s debut novel, My Own Dear Brother, for Wales Arts Review. The novel is quite incredible and I’m in awe of it and the author. The research and dedication behind writing this story is evident on the pages and the fact that is has been published by Bloomsbury. I’ll be interviewing Holly next week and digging deeper into that, but the fact that she is Cardiff based is a major plus+++ for Wales, yay. I hope I’ve done it justice and understood it properly in my review of it. Go check it out:
Rarely do we read novels that tell the story from the other side of the Nazi Regime. And when we do, rarely do we expect them to evoke as much empathy, fear and attachment towards the characters as does Holly Müller’s debut novel, My Own Dear Brother (2016). Set near the end of the Second World War, the novel follows the life of 13-year-old Ursula Hildesheim in the village of Felddorf. With Austria under Nazi control, and the men away to fight at the front line, Ursula is left behind in the rural village with her mother, sister and brother, Anton, whom she much dotes upon.