A Berlin Love Song nominated for the Carnegie Medal, 2018

Nominations published for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, Outstanding Book Award A Berlin Love Song has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, 2018 6th Nov, 2017 Nominations have been published for two of the country’s oldest children’s book awards for writing and illustration for children. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by CILIP for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people; while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for...

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Ham & High Newspaper Feature A Berlin Love Song

The Ham & High and Islington Gazette feature Sarah’s latest novel ‘A Berlin Love Story’ THE FORBIDDEN ROMANCE BETWEEN A ROMA GIRL AND A HITLER YOUTH BOY 26 April 2017 by Bridget Galton Ham and High  Angela Merkel has called the genocide of the Roma by the Nazis “the forgotten Holocaust”. Speaking at the 2012 unveiling of a memorial in Berlin’s Tiergarten marking the death of 220,000-500,000 Roma and Sinti, the German Chancellor hoped it would now...

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A Berlin Love Song Published

11th April 1017  Reviews of A Berlin Love Song Sarah’s latest novel was published on 8th April, coinciding with International Romani day. Love Reading 4 Kids, a website to help choose books for young people, have presented some reviews of Sarah’s latest book ‘A Berlin Love Song.’ http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/14064/A-Berlin-Love-Song-by-Sarah-Matthias.html In a nutshell: an unusual and unforgettable wartime love story | Lili Petalo is a...

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Welcome to 2017 and a year of great publishing from Troika Books!

2017 is set to be an exciting year for Troika Books with some wonderful new books scheduled for publication. On 8th April, International Romani Day, we will publish A Berlin Love Song by Sarah Matthias. Set during the Second World War it tells the story of Lili, a trapeze artist from a travelling circus, and what happens when she meets and falls in love with Max, a German boy and unwilling recruit to the SS. This story of two young people daring to love against the rules is...

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Troika acquires YA holocaust novel

Troika acquires YA holocaust novel Independent publisher Troika Books has bought a YA novel about Hitler’s attempted extermination of the Roma and Sinti people. A Berlin Love Song by Sarah Matthias is about a Romani girl who falls in love with a soldier in the SS and was inspired by the author’s visit the Deutsches Historische Museum in Berlin. During his time in power Adolf Hitler murdered 220,000-500,000 people in the “parajmos”, or what German Chancellor...

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