Margaret M. Dunlop books in order
Margaret Dunlop is a Scottish author.
Born in Glasgow, as the fourth child of a Scottish father and an English mother, she holds a degree in English and Philosophy, and also a College of Education Diploma.
Widowed in 1981, Margaret met Dr. Gerald Wiener who she got married to several years later.
Twelve-year-old Gerald Wiener bid his family goodbye in 1939, as he left Berlin for the UK. Rescued by the Kindertransport, Wiener went on to enjoy a distinguished career as an animal geneticist in Edinburgh.
Margaret Dunlop simply couldn't resist writing a biography, thus the birth of ‘Goodbye Berlin’
- Marching in Scotland, Dancing in New York (2007)
- Blind Date in Gibraltar (2012)
- ‘Goodbye Berlin’ – The Biography of Gerald Wiener (2016)
Detailed book overview
This is a witty and touching book about how life was in the 1920’s and 30’s.
The Dennys and the Drydens, two large families, grew up side by side in a small village in Central Scotland. The Drydens are from England while the Dennys, the protagonists, are a Scots family of partly Irish descent.
Although not wealthy, the Dennys love books and politics, but love a fun and somewhat careless aura towards life. The Drydens on the other hand are a cultured lot: prioritizing on domestic skills and respectability.
The families are united through marriage of Honor from the English side and Edward from the Scottish side.
When disaster strikes, how will Honor and Edward, and their respective families, react to the events around them?
Georgie knows she needs to be of sound judgement in order to find love.
A stunning woman in her forties, she is perhaps too attractive to men for her own good. Lonely, she accepts an invitation to Spain, hoping it will heal the scars from her past.
This however won't go as planned, as both good and bad things will take place.
Will a blind date in Gibraltar mark the beginning of a new chapter of romance, or will Georgie come to the realization that being desired is not the same as being loved?
Can she escape the unscrupulous men who pursue her and avoid temptation among crooks and hedonists? Can she survive being kidnapped and the murder of a friend?
Twelve-year-old Gerald Wiener bid his family goodbye on 24 March 1939, as he left Berlin for the UK.
Rescued by the Kindertransport, he was lucky enough not to experience the wrath of Hitler that didn't spare even members of his own family.
Taken care of in Oxford by two cousins of the renowned Spooner family, Wiener's scholarly abilities were evident from an early age.
He went on to enjoy a distinguished career as an animal geneticist in Edinburgh.
It is while at the US that he discovered that a huge part of his family lived in California, having escaped from the claws of Nazi Germany.
Their books contains the moving stories of how Gerald, and his family, became victorious in the face of great adversity.