Journey into the Past – Stefan Zweig

This is such a sad book with an open ending but I can imagine what was going to happen.

Ludwig is a young German from a humble background who gains employment with a wealthy businessman. He falls in love with his employer’s wife and his love is returned and they make a vow to live together, but then Ludwig is sent to Mexico and before he can return WWI starts.

He is apart from the woman he loves but Ludwig has to make a life for himself on the ‘wrong’ side of the Atlantic and only returns to the land of his birth after 9 years away. The mutual attraction is still there…but can love truly make the journey into the past?

In the old park, in ice and snow caught fast
Two spectres walk, still searching for the past

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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