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This volume comprises two short semi-autobiographical novels published respectively in 2005 and 2009 to considerable acclaim, as indicated in the comments below. The text is the same as in those original publications, with the exception that the Epilogue which was originally appended to 'Berlin Mosaic' now appears at the end of the volume as a whole. The present cover incorporates elements from the covers of those two original publications, based on artwork by the author's daughter Judith.'Berlin Mosaic' paints its scenes with quick, expert strokes, moving relentlessly towards the central tragedy of the 20th century... Its vivid cameos display the complications and vicissitudes of family life in the years surrounding the Nazi Holocaust. In beautiful, laconic prose Tucker investigates the compromises and accommodations made by ordinary people.- Michael Moorcock, 'The Guardian'In 'Becoming English', the sequel to that short, outstanding work, Tucker charts the destiny of Laura (an acute self-portrait) and her mother as they take up a new life in England. Every sentence counts in this elegant - and painfully comic - account... Poised between tragedy and humour, [it] is a highly original work, a small masterpiece that deserves to endure.- Miranda Seymour, 'The Tablet'.