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Hermine. Hester. Hannelore. Three women, three generations and a century of life between them: a life of struggle, change and surprising joy.The year is 1895, in the Vienna of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and two young friends laugh over the incredible, fascinating possibilities of the future and of life itself. For Hermine, this should mean marriage, children, and a sedate and convertible life - until the unpredictable events of history change everything, and everyone, forever.Drawing us through some of the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century, H.R's epic scope takes in the First World War, the freedom of the Twenties, the horrors of the Nazis and the ability of one family to hold together under the greatest duress, in order to come together again on the other side of the world. It is in Australia where Hermine's husband had spent his youth, that the story comes full circle.