Hendrik Lambertus

THE ALTENDIECK INHERITANCE

Set in 18th century Bremen, this rich, engaging story revolves around the Altendiecks, one of the city’s most respected professional families. Its watchmaking business provides timepieces to mayors, businessmen and sea captains. But the only thing that remains constant is change.
The business collapses under Johann Altendieck before enjoying a resurgence under his daughter Gesche that comes with painful personal sacrifices. Then comes the Napoleonic era, which nearly becomes the undoing of Gesche’s son Nikolaus. New ideas emerge about freedom and equality that inspire Gesche’s grandson Ernst Theodor – and endanger the whole family.
 

Hendrik Lambertus

Hendrik Lambertus

The Altendieck Inheritance is the first historical novel by Hendrik Lambertus. Armed with a PhD in medieval studies, the author engaged in intensive research for his story. He also has strong connections to the region in northern Germany depicted in the novel and lives with his family near Bremen. Besides his work lecturing at several universities, he also runs a writing workshop. 

You can find more information on his homepage at www.hendrik-lambetus.de (German).

 

 

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