By Miriam Halahmy, May 16, 2008
Child of all nations
By Irmgard Keun (Translated by Michael Hofman)
Penguin Classics, £14.99
Holding my breath
By Sidura Ludwig
Tindal Street Press, £8.99
It is 1936, and nine-year-old Kully and her parents are on the run from Nazi Germany. Her father, a well-known author, has published his opposition to the regime. Penniless, they join the mêlée of émigrés swilling around the capitals of Europe, scrounging for every meal.