Caroline Moorehead

Unravelling the Past

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson 272pp £ order from our bookshop

When, in the mid 1990s, The Reader was first published it was an instant, enormous success. Translated into thirty-nine languages, it won international literary prizes and was selected as an Oprah Book Club choice. In England alone, it sold 350,000 copies. Its author, Bernhard Schlink, was a professor of the history of law, a judge of the constitutional court of North-Rhine Westphalia, and already the author of three detective novels.

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