“Anglotopia” describes the significant historical value of Cologne: “The story of an unwilling German au pair joining a troubled family in London in 1960, this novel covers a point in England’s history that I have not given much thought to. So much is written about London during World War II, and London in the swinging sixties, but this is the first time I can recall reading about what it was like for people in between.”
“The writing is gorgeous”, “Anglotopia” continues, “and full of heartrending emotion. It was a pleasure to read, and a pleasure for me to recommend.”
Southern Maryland’s The County Times on the imprint of WWII on the 60’s
Alex Panos, Staff Writer for The County Times,interviewed Sarah Pleydell, author of Cologne. “The story is seen through the eyes of two young sisters,” Panos says, “who play many war games, and even set up the Berlin Wall in their bedroom.” Author Pleydell, who drew from her own experience growing up in London in the 60’s to write Cologne, says, “the lingering afterglow” impacted the next generation in London.