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“I loved this novel… expect gay nightclubs, changing friendships, a myriad of love affairs and people prepared to do anything… all amid the glamour of Berlin, beautifully described. Tales of the City in the Weimar Republic.”
Sara Sheridan, Novelist
on The Landlady
Just landed – latest from the house of Baxter/Jardine, the superb The Director by Brendan Nash, second book in his renowned Landlady series.
The book finds Nash’s vivid cast of Weimar Berlin characters three years on, yet still amid the hedonism of Auden and Isherwood’s Berlin- the city which spawned Cabaret.
This is a tale of a much changed city. Here the young Austrian emigre journalist, Samuel Wilder (later to earn renown in the USA as Billy Wilder) is a ‘taxi dancer’. His story is brilliantly woven together with those of other notable historic Berliners, like Isherwood’s landlady and others, no less engaging, from the author’s extraordinarily rich imagination.
This novel is a compelling depiction of life and love in a remarkable era in one of the world’s greatest cities, despite the increasing threat of National Socialism. Yet, while the storm clouds loom on the horizon, in this enthralling, historically rich narrative, for the time being at least, US jazz king Paul Whiteman’s orchestra plays on.
So whether you are a Berliner, a visitor to this great European city, love history, are interested in LGBT+ fiction, like to party or simply enjoy a bloody good read, this remarkable novel is for you- with love!”
Please note – This novel is printed in Germany and posted from there – usually on the same day or the day after an order is received. We have experienced delays in US postal deliveries- please allow up to six weeks for US postal processing and delivery – we can only apologise but honestly it’s worth the wait!
“I have been thorougly enjoying this tale of an apartment building on Nollendorfstrasse in the 1920s. It’s Isherwood’s sexy, tawdry world but presented with a hint of Maupin’s soapy brio.”
Paul Magrs, Novelist
on The Landlady
About the Author
Brendan Nash is an Irish writer and tour guide and has lived in Berlin since 2008.
His award-winning Isherwood’s Neighbourhood walking tour is now in its tenth year and he also runs the Cabaret-Berlin blog site.
His first book A Walk Along the Ku’damm was published in 2015 and his first novel The Landlady in 2019.
You can support Brendan’s work further at www.patreon.com/brendannash