The House at Tyneford: A Novel
Title: The House at Tyneford: A Novel
Author: Natasha Solomons
A 19-year-old Jewish girl in 1938 Vienna escapes the Nazis by becoming a domestic servant in England at Tyneford, home of the aristocratic Rivers family, where she forms a friendship with the youngest son that changes them both.
It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When the master of Tyneford’s young son, Kit, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford-and Elise-forever.