The last train to London : a novel
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New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.
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Book
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First edition.
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451 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780062946935, 0062946935

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"In 1936, the Nazis are little more than loud, brutish bores to fifteen-year old Stephan Neuman, the son of a wealthy and influential Jewish family and budding playwright whose playground extends from Vienna's streets to its intricate underground tunnels. Stephan's best friend and companion is the brilliant Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. But the two adolescents' carefree innocence is shattered when the Nazis' take control. There is hope in the darkness, though. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. It is a mission that becomes even more dangerous after the Anschluss - Hitler's annexation of Austria - as, across Europe, countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape. Tante Truus, as she is known, is determined to save as many children as she can. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, she dares to approach Adolf Eichmann, the man who would later help devise the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question," in a race against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad."--Publisher description.
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1936. Stephan Neuman is the son of a wealthy Jewish family in Vienna. His best friend is Žofie-Helene, a Christian girl whose mother edits a progressive, anti-Nazi newspaper. Their world is shattered when the Nazis take control. Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance, risks her life smuggling Jewish children out of Nazi Germany to the nations that will take them. But after the Anschluss-- Hitler's annexation of Austria-- European countries close their borders to the growing number of refugees desperate to escape. After Britain passes a measure to take in at-risk child refugees from the German Reich, Tante Truus races against time to bring children like Stephan, his young brother Walter, and Žofie-Helene on a perilous journey to an uncertain future abroad. -- adapted from jacket
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Clayton, M. W. (2019). The last train to London: a novel. First edition. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Clayton, Meg Waite. 2019. The Last Train to London: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Clayton, Meg Waite, The Last Train to London: A Novel. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

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Clayton, Meg Waite. The Last Train to London: A Novel. First edition. New York, N.Y.: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019. Print.

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