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Weimar Berlin, 1924

Unemployed actors, profiteers, cabaret girls, and impoverished aristocracy – out of this wild set of characters populating Weimar Berlin, Margarete Gräfin von Steinhoff belongs to the latter category. Having lost everything due to hyper-inflation, she considers jumping into the freezing waters of the Spree rather than facing the humiliating existence
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Dianne
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In an era of great poverty and financial upheaval in the world, two people, each determined to end their lives become each other’s saviors as they learn to take life by the horns like a bull in a rodeo. What seemed to be the end of their broken lives would become the beginning of something almost magical as they each pursue their dreams in the world of film making in Berlin in the early twentieth century.

Ellie Midwood has taken readers back in time, to another era and another land, re-creating
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Shirley
City of Life

What a fresh new venue and atmosphere for a book. I love this new venue. Nineteen Twenties Weimer Berlin, Germany.

Margot and Ernest meat on a bridge both considering suicide by jumping from the bridge. They end up saving each other and becoming friends.

This is a time in Weimer Berlin of joblessness, hunger, and desperation. They land jobs in a nightclub Margot singing and Ernest playing the piano. When they rent a room in a rooming house Margot meets Paul who teaches her all about
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Marina Osipova
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a story! An instant page turner!
It starts with a scene that grabs you in an instant and that what follows never lets you to catch your breath. If I wouldn’t know Ellie Midwood is a modern-day author, I would think she lived in Berlin of 1920-ties. The story is so authentic, I felt right there, almost identifying myself with the characters. Margarete. What a personality! Every person she is involved with is so real, with his or her original psyche and understanding of the world. And the
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Amanda Hash
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This was an absolutely stunning work of historical fiction. It grips the reader from the very first page, and makes it impossible to forget that you are not, in fact, actually living in 1920s Berlin as the story unfolds.

It's clear that much time and research went into writing this novel, and I soaked up every bit of information that I could. Midwood paints a clear portrait of the turmoil and restlessness of Berlin, and her clever foreshadowing gently builds a sense of unease as we turn the
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Saskia
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new trilogy by Ellie Midwood set in the Twenties in Berlin, the 1920 that is. It is a time with extreme high inflation , so life it hard for most people apart from the Elite. It is the perfect breeding ground for the rise of Hitler and his party.

The first chapter draws you into the story right away. it is very intense and moving and captures the desperation so many people felt.

The story follows Margarete Gräfin von Steinhoff in her search to find herself and the joy of life.
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Missy Beckhorn
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I simply adore Metropolis! It’s a refreshing story set in 1920’s Berlin and captured an innocence, before Hitler, in a truly becoming manner. Ellie Midwood allows the characters, the movie, and the city to come to life in their own way.

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Cynthia Hilston
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the eighth novel by Ellie Midwood I've read, and once again, she amazes me. Metropolis is her first novel set in Weimer Berlin (1920s), instead of during World War II. As in all her World War II novels, her research is impressive and thorough. The story follows fictional Margot von Steinhoff as she becomes a skilled photographer who works on the set of the film, Metropolis. A truly revolutionary film that still leaves an impression today and was ahead of its time, Ellie Midwood does a ...more
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Ellie Midwood is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning historical fiction author. She owes her interest in the history of the Second World War to her grandfather, Junior Sergeant in the 2nd Guards Tank Army of the First Belorussian Front, who began telling her about his experiences on the frontline when she was a young girl. Growing up, her interest in history only deepened and transformed ...more
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