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Imogen Matthews

Imogen Matthews writes novels based on true stories about the Netherlands during the German occupation in World War 2. Some stories she discovered by chance, others are based on her Dutch mother's own experiences of hardship and survival during the Hunger Winter of 1944-45. Her first novel, The Hidden Village, is set in the Veluwe woods, a beautiful part of Holland that Imogen has visited frequently over the past 30 years. Within weeks of publication in 2017, The Hidden Village became an international bestseller, ranking at the top of a number Amazon's most-read book lists. Following on from The Hidden Village comes Hidden in the Shadows, which has the pace of a thriller yet is also a love story. Imogen's third WW2 novel, The Girl Across the Wire Fence, is set in Amersfoort, Netherlands, and is based on the unforgettable tale of two young lovers who risked everything to keep hope alive in the very depths of hell - the little known Dutch concentration camp called Kamp Amersfoort. Imogen's WW2 novels are published by Bookouture, a digital imprint of Hachette. Keep up with all the news about Imogen's books and more: www.imogenmatthewsbooks.com; Facebook; Twitter; and learn more about her story in this video. (Photo credit: Sarah Halliday.)