Author Event: Sarah Pleydell, "Cologne"
It is England, 1960. The mercurial and debonair Jack Whitaker and his intellectual wife Helen welcome a young German woman, Renate, into their off-balance household as an au pair to their two precocious daughters. The girls can't wait to sink their teeth into this earnest foreigner. Neither it seems, can their father. "Cologne" hangs on the cusp between post-war and swinging London as it documents the collision between war-torn history and the innocence of childhood.
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