Ruth & Gisela
Ruth& Gisela , is the fictionalized story of my two mothers. Set in England and Germany between 1936 and the present, it is based on my adoptive mother's life in England and my birth mother's in Germany. It's a complete mixture of fact, intuition and surmise.
At the begining Jane, my alter ego, says: "When I was a child I thought it exciting to have been a foundling like Romulus and Remus, Moses and Oliver Twist. I regretted that I hadn’t been left in the woods or on a doorstep, but merely adopted in the proper way by parents who would never have done anything untoward. Being adopted gave me the opportunity to invent myself which was much more interesting than the probable truth."
The novel traces what I discovered about my family's past.
The book is available for Kindle and as a paperback here.