Brigitte Riebe completed a doctorate in history before becoming a publishing editor. She has written many successful novels set in past historical eras. Her books have been translated into many languages. She lives with her husband in Munich.
CHRISTMAS ON THE KU’DAMM
A moving Christmas story with the three Thalheim sisters from Brigitte Riebe’s bestselling trilogy.
Berlin, 1946: the cruel "hunger winter" is the coldest since the beginning of the century. When Rike Thalheim locks up the provisionally furnished clothes shop on Savigny Square one evening, she discovers a boy sitting outside the door, wrapped in rags. With his wheat-blond hair, he looks like her brother Oskar, who is still missing in action, as a child. She spontaneously takes the boy back home with her. Rike, Silvie and Florentine are united in their wish for him to have a Christmas he will never forget. But where will they manage to find a Christmas tree when even the Tiergarten park has been cleared of trees?