The Twins
Tessa de Loo Ruth Levitt
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Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM By Tessa de Loo Ruth Levitt

Twins who were orphaned at six and sent to live with different relatives on opposite sides of WW II are reunited by chance seventy years later at a Belgian health resort This international bestseller, a powerful novel, is both a European allegory and a poignant story of family ties.
  • Title: The Twins
  • Author: Tessa de Loo Ruth Levitt
  • ISBN: 9781569472613
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback


Huy Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Một cuốn sách có cốt truyện thú vị, hai chị em sinh đôi, mồ côi, chia cắt và gặp lại sau 70 năm. Giữa 70 năm đó là bao biến động khủng khiếp của lịch sử, chị ở Đức, em ở Hà Lan, chị lấy một sĩ quan SS, em yêu và che dấu một người Do Thái, chị ở bên phe chiếm đóng, em ở bên vùng đất bị chiếm đóng.Chiến tranh nổ ra, không ai có thể là kẻ đứng ngoài. Tessa De Loo mượn câu chuyện ha [...]
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
A brilliantly-conceived plot. Lotte and Anna were born twins, in 1916, to German parents. Soon after, their mother dies, then their father. They were orphans at three. Relatives have to raise them. For some reasons, Anna remained in Germany with her grandfather's family; Lotte was brought up in the Netherlands with her uncle. World war two came upon them when they were young adults, one was German whose young husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war; the other was Dutch, who had sheltere [...]
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Barbara Kinsky Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
This is the most poorly written book I have ever read about WWII. Many times, I wanted to stop reading and just put the book down but I persevered. I blame it on the poor translation as it was translated from Dutch to English. It is extremely stilted and it could have been 100 pages shorter.
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Ngọc Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Buồn, buồn ơi là buồn, buồn nẫu hết cả ruột.Nhưng mà mình không khóc, chỉ thở dài từ đầu đến cuối sách thôi.Chất lịch sử rất nhiều, thấm đẫm vào từng con chữ.Từng sự kiện, từng đợt phản công cho đến cái nhìn từ cả hai phe, tất cả tạo nên một bức tranh sáng tối trầm mặc, đối nghịch nhau.Mình ưng Anna, không thích Lotte.Và phải dành tặng cho dịch giả một lời khen to bự vì [...]
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Tita Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Uma história de duas irmãs, gémeas, que por circunstâncias da vida foram afastadas uma da outra, e que passado muitos anos se reencontram por um acaso.A escrita é fluída e cativa-nos logo nas primeiras páginas com a história de Anna e Lotte. Ao longo das páginas vamos acompanhando as suas vidas, através de lembranças que estão a partilhar uma a outra. Grande parte dos seus relatos são passados durante a 2ª Guerra Mundial, e são capítulos interessantíssimos. Afinal de contas, Ann [...]
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Laura Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Kom niet verder dan 58 blz.
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Goele Lousbergh Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Interessant opzet maar ik vond de raamvertelling doorzichtig, puur functioneel uitgevoerd en daardoor uiterst oninteressant. De historische stukken waren meeslepender.
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Marjolein Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
READ IN DUTCHSommige boeken moet je gelezen hebben. En dan heb je ook nog een literatuurlijst die je moet vullen. Ik had de film al verschillende keren gezien (zowel thuis als op school) en daarom moest ik meteen aan dit boek denken. Bovendien had ik al veel positieve verhalen over De Tweeling van Tessa de Loo gelezen. Twee vrouwen, die zussen blijken te zijn, ontmoeten zich voor het eerst in vijftig jaar weer in het Belgische kuuroord Spa. Toen ze klein waren zijn ze uitelkaar gehaald en Lotte [...]
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Mee Chok Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Well written, amazingly done at describing the scenery and mood. Tessa de Loo manages to scetch an supreme view on the Second World War, telling both the Dutch and the German side of the story. The book itself was hard to conquer, my target of 25 pages a day took me (what felt like) hours to complete. On one side, there ain't anything happening, it's all done in flash-backs. On the other side, you can see the whole developement and progress of WOII for your eyes and think of ways you would have [...]
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Becky Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Yet another war novel, this book focusses on the fortunes of twins, Lotte and Anna, who are taken to live apart when their parents die. Reared from the age of 6 in separate countries, they follow quite different paths as the Second World War consumes Europe. Years later, when they are old women, they meet in a Belgian town, and attempt to dissect the stories that led them there.The Twins is a fantastic piece of writing, a truly unique viewpoint of a conflict that has been covered many times in m [...]
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Gail Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
One of the best books I've ever read. It will stay with me for a long time. The author is Dutch and few of her books have been translated but I ordered what I could find. This one is about German-born twins separated at 6 years because of the death of both parents. One is taken by her German relatives and the other is taken by her Dutch relatives. They experienced very different wars. They meet again in their 70s at Spa in Belgium and relate their life stories to each other. You can sympathize w [...]
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Anne_Linde Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Ik geef dit boek een 6,5 op schaal van 1-10. Ik heb dit boek verkeerd gelezen. Ik wilde het snel uit hebben, omdat dat voor school moest. Daarom ergerde ik me aan de lange verhalen van de beide hoofdpersonen en wilde ik niet verder lezen, omdat ik bezig was met een ander boek dat ik niet voor school, maar voor mijn eigen plezier aan het lezen was. Het einde bracht me echter tot inzicht dat dit een erg interessant en mooi verhaal is. Ik ga dit boek even laten liggen en over een paar jaar nog een [...]
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Nga Linh Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Mình đã nghĩ câu chuyện này sẽ lãng mạn hóa Quốc Xã nhưng cuối cùng không phải vậy. Về cơ bản, chuyện khá được, xây dựng nhân vật khá được nhưng sẽ tốt hơn nếu de Loo đã thể hiện những cái đó qua những lời thoại và hành động rõ ràng hơn.
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Rosalie Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
erg langdradig, geen connectie met beide personages. drags on and on
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Amanda Tuinstra Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
binnenkort op mijn blog. boekenlezeramanda.wordpress
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Annemarie Visser Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Het verhaal begint in Spa, in een kuuroord. Waar de dames Anna en Lotte elkaar tegen komen. Ze raken aan de praat en dan komt al snel aan het licht dat ze tweelingzusjes zijn.Door flashbacks ga je mee terug in hun jeugd, wanneer ze uitelkaar gehaald worden wanneer Lotte door een Hollands gezin wordt geadopteerd en Anna in Duitsland blijft. Ze beleven de oorlog en maken het einde van de oorlog mee. Ieder verteld haar eigen verhaal.De belevenissen in het kuuroord vond ik wat saai, de belevenissen [...]
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Marc Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Separated twins are an extremely fascinating research object for scientists because they are ideal to illustrate the "nature versus nurture" debate: what is the deciding factor in a lifetime?, the genes you inherited, or the education you got? According to the first view separated twins would live more or less the same lifes; whilst the second school insists the different contexts (cultures) lead to very different lives. Judging from this book Tessa De Loo seems rather to adhere to the second sc [...]
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Robert Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Lotte and Anna are identical twins who are separated when they are six years old (it is the 1930’s) and other than one disastrous chance encounter in their teens they never remained in contact with each other.That is until they meet at a spa in Belgium over 50 years later.Naturally this gives the twins a chance to catch up on what has happened during their separation and each has a unique story.Lotte went off to live in the Netherlands , which was a supposedly neutral country during the war, a [...]
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Vicky Pyne Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Read in English. This was a book suggested for book club by someone who had read and enjoyed the original in Dutch. I don't think it's a coincidence that this was the first book club book I didn't manage to finish in time for the meeting. Good stuff: it's good to hear from 'the other side' from the second world war. The Germans suffered a lot under Hitler just like the rest of the world and then suffered further after the war. I enjoy books that breathe life into dry factual history with persona [...]
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Jaap Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
It has been a few years since I read a Dutch novel, mostly because the Dutch literature that I grew up with, the "modern" literature anyway, was invariably dour and repressed, or intentionally vulgar and shallow (with the occasionaly mix of both). Yes, there have been exceptions but those have been too few and too far between. This novel, however, is very much one of the exceptions. On the surface, it deals with the story of two twin sisters that are orphaned, get separated, with one remaining i [...]
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Liba Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
The blurb made me think of Erich Kaestner's book The Double Lotte (made into the several Parents Trap movies).What would happen to them if they didn't meet till they were old ladies? Tessa de Lootells such story.Belgium, 1991. Lotte is Dutch, staying at a famous Spa.She meets Anna, who is German.They start talking (Lotte knows German) and realize both were born in Cologne, Germany,in 1916.They areins,separated in 1922 upon the death of their parents.Anna went to their grandfather and uncle, who [...]
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Eline Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
3/5De tweede wereld oorlog is een onderwerp dat ik qua boeken gezien zo veel mogelijk probeer te vermijden. Het onderwerp heeft een deprimerend effect op me, ik voel me er slecht door en dat is niet wat een boek hoort te doen. Dit boek, echter, heb ik wel met grote interesse gelezen. Ik denk dat dit komt door het feit dat niet de oorlog centraal staat, ook al is het een belangrijk deel van het verhaal, maar de band tussen en de ervaringen van Anna en Lotte. Het intrigeerde me om te lezen hoe and [...]
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Kristin King Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Read for an international book club, this novel takes two 6 year olds, separates them with one in Holland and one in Germany, and has them meet at old women recounting their life stories from those perspectives. The hardships of life in general, complicated by the war and the kind of peace they each achieved afterward are described in depth. The book was not well received in Holland when it first came out in the 90's because of the understanding it seeks to portray of an every day German during [...]
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Moona8 Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
I started reading this book at school when I was bored. I hadn't had a clue what the book was about, so I had no expectations at all. While reading I found myself really enjoying this book. I was wondering what had happened. Why did the sisters split up? Had they really not seen each other in 60 years? Would the bond between them ever be mended? How different were their lives? All those questions made me read the book very fast. And gradually all those questions were answered. Only the end of th [...]
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Karolien Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
De Tweeling is een schitterende roman.Al had ik niet veel anders verwacht, ik heb de film eerder gezien maar na het lezen van dit boek ben ik toch van mening dat het boek pakken beter is.Het verhaal van twee zusjes die elk in een ander land wonen sprak mij wel aan om het boek te lezen.Het lijkt wel een sociologisch experimentVooral tegen de achtergrond van de Tweede Wereldoorlog zet het boek aan tot nadenken.Hoe zou het immers zijn als ze allebei in hetzelfde land zouden zijn opgegroeid? Of als [...]
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Rosanne Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
I read this books for school, in Dutch, and I was blown away by it. I think it's a very unique telling of the events of World War II, since it is told from two very different perspectives, a Dutch one and a German one. What impressed me most about this book is the development of the characters. In the beginning, I thought Lotte was the most relatable for me and I found her the nicest of the two sister, but as I read on I realized that I liked Anna more. I wondered why this was, but in my opinion [...]
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Amanda Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
An incredibly well-written and well-translated novel. It kept me interested whole way through (which was very slow reading due to the size of the book and the subject) and the story never dropped. The story is of twin sisters who were separated at the age of six after the death of the parents and raised in different countries with different lifestyles. They happen to meet years later and begin to fill in the gaps of their lives, focusing heavily on their lives during WWII and their vastly differ [...]
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Carla Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Anna and Lotte are twins separated when they were very young - one raised in Germany, the other in Holland. When they are accidentally reunited nearly seventy years later in Belgium, they have to come to terms with the knowledge that they were enemies during the war years. Both women still harbor unresolved feelings about their difficult experiences during the war, and grapple with their attempts to accept and understand each other. Tessa de Loo brings to light the suffering of the ordinary Germ [...]
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Nelleke Oct 14, 2019 - 04:21 AM
Twee zussen ontmoeten elkaar in een turfveenbad in spa. Net iets te toevallig mijns inziens. Vanaf hun 6e groeide de zussen afgescheiden van elkaar op, de een in Duitsland, de ander in Nederland. Al slenterend van restaurant naar cafe en andersom vertellen ze elkaar over hun leven. De verhalen over hun jeugd volgen in chronologische volgorde en gaan over in tijden van WOII. Erg indrukwekkend, maar jammer dat het steeds weer terug keert naar het heden. De afstand tussen de twee zussen wordt niet [...]
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The Twins By Tessa de Loo Ruth Levitt Twins who were orphaned at six and sent to live with different relatives on opposite sides of WW II are reunited by chance seventy years later at a Belgian health resort This international bestseller, a powerful novel, is both a European allegory and a poignant story of family ties.

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