THE DUTCH MAIDENBook
Germany, 1936. Nazism is taking hold. Janna, a young Dutch girl, has been sent to the embittered aristocrat Egon von Bötticher to train as a fencer. Bötticher is as eccentric as his training methods, yet the pupil soon finds herself falling for her master--a man tormented by a wartime past in which Janna's father is implicated.
Marente de Moorworked as a correspondent in Saint Petersburg for many years and wrote a book based on her experiences.The Dutch Maidensold over 70,000 copies in the Netherlands and was awarded the prestigious AKO Literature Prize along with the European Union Prize for Literature. Her work has been translated into ten languages.