Matthew Land Portfolio
The Wall Between Us
Published by Chicken House
Set in Berlin in 1961. Anja and Monika live opposite each other. They play together every day, with Otto the cat. One night they wake up to bangs and shouts. Soldiers are building a huge barbed wire fence between them. A terrible forever wall that gets longer and higher until it divides the whole city.
On the East side, Monika is scared. Neighbours are becoming spies and there are secret police everywhere. Anja spots the Otto has found a way across. If he can visit Monika, then perhaps she can too...
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