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by Forsyth, Kate

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TitleThe beast's garden
Author / Responsible partyForsyth, Kate
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Germany -- Fiction. Anti-Nazi movement -- Germany -- Fiction. Man-woman relationships -- Fiction. Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


It's August 1939 in Germany, and Ava's world is in turmoil. To save her father, she must marry a young Nazi officer, Leo von Lowenstein, who works for Hitler's spy chief in Berlin. However, she hates and fears the brutal Nazi regime, and finds herself compelled to stand against it. Ava joins an underground resistance movement that seeks to help victims survive the horrors of the German war machine. But she must live a double life, hiding her true feelings from her husband, even as she falls in love with him. Gradually she comes to realise that Leo is part of a dangerous conspiracy to assassinate Hitler. As Berlin is bombed into ruins, the Gestapo ruthlessly hunt down all resistance and Ava finds herself living hand-to-mouth in the rubble of the shell-shocked city. Both her life and Leo's hang in the balance.

Additional Information

System control numberS13013
Original Print PublisherNorth Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2015.
NarratorJennifer Vuletic.
Narrator NameJennifer Vuletic.
Participant or performer noteJennifer Vuletic.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator