Tying Down The Lion is a historical fiction book set in the late 1960’s in Berlin during the Cold War. It is also the story of life in Berlin for Eleora a young Jewish girl who spent years being hidden from the Nazi’s. Plus there is a third storyline, one of Jacqueline Bishop and her family surviving together, learning secrets and growing up.
Jacqueline and her family are about to set off for a holiday to Berlin in a dilapidated car. It’s 1967 and fourteen year old Jacqueline will document the visit as part of a school project about contrasts. Bridget wants to return to Berlin, her homeland to visit her two sisters. Sisters who have been torn apart by the Berlin Wall which separates East from West.
The Bishop family squash into the car, Mum, Dad…
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