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Books by Marcelle Kellermann
Published in Belsize Park by local author Barbara Bisco.
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Ashley Dartnell - author - lives in La Paletta and Hampstead
Born a Farangi (foreign) girl in 1960s Tehran to an American beauty and a handsome English father, Ashley Dartnell’s life had all the ingredients of a fairy tale. This stunning memoir tells how it all went wrong: from servants and parties to betrayals, bankruptcy, lovers, lies and evasions
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Barbara Bisco - author - lives in Belsize Crescent
Barbara Bisco is the author of three novels, all of which are set in Asia where she has spent the last thirty years, much of it in Thailand and Indonesia. Whilst in Asia, Barbara worked for the National Museum in both Bangkok and Jakarta. She also worked with orangutans and tigers at the zoo in Jakarta.
Mo Foster - author of four books about popular music
Also a noted bassist who has played with many famous musicians
Lives in Belsize Village
Tim Salmon - writer and translator - lives in Belsize Lane.
Author of the original Rough Guides to France and Paris, Tim has also written extensively about Greece.
His current project is to self-publish a couple of books, one about his son’s schizophrenia and the other about a journey he made in 2001, crossing France on foot from Dunkirk to the Mediterranean. Both are now on-sale on his website.
Schizophrenia Who Cares? BOOK BY - Tim Salmon
This is the story of my son’s twenty-year struggle with schizophrenia – mine too, come to that. It is a story of periods of reasonable stability punctuated by hospital admissions, followed by discharges into the so-called community where it is never clear who is meant to be responsible for what, who will see that the patient eats properly, keeps himself clean, receives the benefits he is entitled to, has a decent place to live; where it is never clear who is responsible for spotting an approaching relapse and who is going to do something about it when it happens. Will there be a hospital bed available? An endless cycle of anxiety and uncertainty…
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Michelene Wandor - writer, musician and poet - lives in Belsize Lane.
I am a playwright, poet, short story writer, reviewer, broadcaster, theatre historian, musician and a teacher of creative writing.. I do readings of my own work, and perform Renaissance and Baroque music with my early music group, The Siena Ensemble.
Marcelle & Walter Kellermann are both Jewish. He got out of Germany before 1937. She is French and did not get out before the Nazis invaded; instead she joined the resistance.
Marcelle has written two books about her life during the Nazi occupation of France. The first was published as a novel in 2007, the second in 2008. Her husband E. Walter Kellermann is also published.
A Packhorse Called Rachel:
A Girl's Bitter Struggle with the Enemy in Occupied France
Written from first hand experience, this is the true story of a young woman's courageous and drastic start to a life that would never be ordinary. after finding it impossible to carry on as a Jewish student under the Nazi occupation
Journal of a German Resister in Occupied France
The hero of The Interpreter, whom the author has called Frank van Heugen in this book, was posthumously awarded the Croix de la Resistance by General de Gaulle in 1945.
A Physicist's Labour in War and Peace, Memoirs 1933 - 1999
This book is a tour de force of a real scientist's life. Dr. Kellermann has had the privilege of associating with some of the big names in Physics during the 20th century and he merges skillfully the description of his life in science with his 'life'.
Walter Kellermann RIP Nov 2012
Published in Belsize Park: The brand-new book from noted local author, Barbabra Bisco
A spellbinding tale of age-old taboos and modern relationships set amidst the gleaming shrines and candle-lit waterways of Bangkok
NOW IN PAPERBACK £7.99
Ashley Dartnell’s mother was a glamorous American, her British father dashing and handsome. Each was trying to shed their past and transform themselves in the more romantic and exotic setting of Iran.
As the story starts, Ashley was eight years old and living in Tehran in the Sixties: the Shah was in power, life for Westerners was rich and privileged. But somehow it didn’t all add up to a fairytale. There were bankruptcies and prisons, betrayals and lovers, lies and evasions. And throughout it all, Ashley’s passionate and strong-willed mother, Genie.
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NEW BOOK BY - Tim Salmon
Tim's new book, The Green Meridian: A Walk Across France is now on sale.
As you may know I have been involved with France one way or another all my life and was for many years the author, with my sadly now dead friend, Kate Baillie, of The Rough Guide to France. Wanting to write a book of my own about France, not a guide book, I was trying to think of a route for a journey when I came upon a series of articles in Le Monde by one of its journalists who had walked the length of the old Paris meridian from Dunkirk to the Spanish border in order to test the pulse of the nation in the year of the millennium.
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Musica Transalpina by Michelene Wandor
A Poetry Book Society Recommendation