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Don't Tell Dad

"We'll be able to do it with our hands tied behind our backs!" It's just as well that Ines isn't easily daunted, because if it weren't for her little sister, Christine would be feeling pretty queasy. Her friend Marleen has begged her to take over the running ...

Rights sold: Russia, PR China, Spain (cast.)

Aunt Inge's Secret Escape

The new bestseller by Dora Heldt !

46-year old Christine is waiting for her boyfriend at the train station, full of anticipation - she's spending her holiday on her native island of Sylt. But things have already started going wrong: the woman with the red hat ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic, English Language, Spain (Castilian language), Portugal

Holidays With Dad

"It's only for a fortnight."
My mother sounded friendly and very determined. I'd had an uneasy feeling right from the start of the conversation.
"And he is your father after all. Other children would be delighted."
"Mama, what do you mean other 'children'? I'm ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, TV Movie, English Language, France, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Portuguese language (Portugal, Brazil), Norway, Estonia

Louis

or The Ride On the Ocean Turtle

"You're a damned liar!" Just as Louis de Montesanto is about to start his lecture in front of the venerable Royal Geographical Society, a heckler exposes him as a charlatan. The small man with the massive head was born in a small Swiss mountain village in 1849 under the name of Hans Roth, and ...


The Judge

Judith S is a woman of 46. She has striking red hair that she wears loose; she lives alone and has no children. Judith is a judge - an excellent judge, soon to be promoted, but that doesn't bring her any closer to her colleagues. Her parents died several years ago. On ...


A Love Out of Nothing

Ultimately, this is the story of a father and daughter. Barbara Honigmann describes her childhood in East Berlin, the perpetual travelling back and forth between her separated parents, and why she turned her back on the GDR and moved to Paris.

Berlin, Weimar, Paris: just place names and ...


Story of a Child

'It's so hard to live in so many worlds at once. Nothing really seems to fit. I often wonder if you feel the same.' In the title story, a young Jewish woman born in post-war Germany recounts her story in epistolary form. She conjures up the times spent with her boyfriend Joseph, reflects on their ...
Rights sold: Taiwan

We’re the Good Guys

"We just saw your wife." - "She's been dead for ten years!"

It's been a year since Karl Sönnings and his team of sleuths showed the Westerland police force just how to arrest a serial criminal. Now Karl's acquaintance Helga gets a call from her friend Wilma, whose lodger has ...


Sometimes, Life is Elsewhere

Welcome to Gregor's World

"You look very pretty today," Gregor told the clerk at the indoor pool. A tiny, astonished smile brightened the woman's face…"

Gregor is fourteen and somehow different. He wears strange clothes, has a very strict sense of tidiness, ...


The Letter

Imagine receiving a letter that questions everything you previously held to be true. This is precisely the predicament Marie, a woman in her early 30s, finds herself in as she reads the missive an old school friend has sent her. The letter describes Marie's life in Paris-her husband Victor, the ...


Inseparable


Your best friend: she gives you advice, comforts you when you're down and has prevented you from making many a terrible mistake. You'd forgive her anything, happy to share everything with her ... well, almost everything. There's one exception: your man.

When ...
Rights sold: Czech Republic, English Language

Summer in Villefranche

French, tout de suite!

At 40, Insa Nicolaisen has reached a pivotal point in her life. Should she stay the course, grin and bear it all, or take the bull by the horns and make one last bid for freedom? Insa decides on the latter course of action-and literally escapes to the place ...