Teresa's War, by Margaret J Carr
The story is based on a scrap of information the author was recent told. The extraordinary story is a previous unrecorded, and unconfirmed, story of bravery during WW2.
It’s 1942. A small peasant farm, in the mountainous region of Nazi occupied Austria. On it lived a man, his wife and two daughters seven and five years old. Their life was relatively unaffected by the war, even if a Nazi garrison was close to the tiny village in the Tyrol. That was until the night a terrified family of Hungarian Jews, desperate to escape across the border, hid in a barn on the property and suddenly the family was in great danger. It was Teresa, their seven year old, who led the refugees to safety under the very noses of the Germans.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I wrote my first book, an adventure story, at 12 when recovering from a childhood illness. After leaving school I trained in cosmetics and skin care until becoming the chief perfumery and cosmetic buyer for a department store. As a wife and mother I wrote the odd article or short story for magazines but it wasn’t until the 1980’s I returned to writing fulltime and have now completed over twenty fiction novels, ranging from murder mystery series to a teen fantasy trilogy and historical family saga. One of my titles has been on Waterstones best seller list and another was translated for the Indian market.
Ten years ago I was writing scripts for TV soaps and radio, including storylines for the popular soap operas Eastenders and Coronation Street. I have one son and two grandsons and live a quiet, but busy, life in the north west of England.