|We are so pleased that
Dorothy Emily Stevenson's novel The
English Air is now available. As with the other five
previously unpublished D. E. Stevenson books, we are the exclusive
North American distributor.
This novel was written in 1940, near
the beginning of World War II. Completed on 29 February, 1940, before the
US had entered the war, DES hoped this book would explain the British attitude
to the war to her American readers. Many of the incidents in this story
It is set in England before, and
just after, the start of World War II. In 1938 Franz von Heiden, son of
a Nazi official and an Englishwoman who died when he was a child, comes
to England to visit his English cousins. Life in England is not what he
expected, and he reports this to his father back in Germany.
'He finds the English are not the
weak and decadent enemy he has been taught to expect, but are as hard-working,
upright and honourable as he is himself, and as he still believes his Fatherland
to be. He is half German, half English; where do his true loyalties
lie? His dilemma increases as world events unfold: Munich, Czechoslovakia,
Poland, and war itself. And then he falls in love.'
about the five previously unpublished DE Stevenson books also available.
We are thinking of re-issuing The
Empty World, The : A Romance of the Future [The World in Spell] . If
you wish to be placed on a waiting list for this title,
please let us know.
our current D.E. Stevenson catalogue . This catalogue includes
our other DES publication,
and Co. & It's Nice to Be Me : Children's Poems ,
as well as our current DES secondhand book stock.
Stevenson to see our informational bibliography of Dorothy Emily Stevenson's