All That I Am

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Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: As Ruth Becker reaches the end of her life she finds herself remembering more and more, and above all thinking of her beloved cousin Dora.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

As Ruth Becker reaches the end of her life she finds herself remembering more and more.

0220111025

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: Ruth remembers the heady early days when she fell first under her cousin, Dora's, spell, and then met the charismatic Toller and the handsome Hans Wesemann, and love and the cause of the left became intertwined.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth remembers when love and the cause of the left became intertwined.

0320111026

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: As Ruth Becker reaches the end of her life she finds herself remembering more and more, and today recalls her marriage, Dora's love affair and the night in the TicTacToe Club in Berlin, when the noose began to tighten around them all.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth recalls her marriage, Dora's love affair and the night in Berlin's TicTacToe Club.

0420111027

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: As Ruth Becker reaches the end of her life she finds herself remembering more and more.

Tonight she recalls 1933 and the night when stormtroopers forced Hans and herself into exile and Dora into terrible danger.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth recalls the night in 1933 when stormtroopers forced Hans and herself into exile.

0520111028

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: Ruth remembers how hard life was as a refugee in London, with no money, no rights, no status, but how some rose to the challenge.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth remembers how hard life was as a refugee in London, without money, rights, or status.

0620111031

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: As the Nazi noose tightens in Germany, Dora is determined to bring evidence of Hitler's real plans to London.

But will her Commission of Inquiry into the Reichstag fire have any real impact in a Britain that turns a blind eye to the threat?

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A trial, a verdict and a hollow victory.

0720111101

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: Ruth remembers how as Dora succeeded in getting news of Hitler's plans to the newspapers, Hans needed to find his own way to make an impact.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth remembers how Dora succeeded in getting news of Hitler's plans to the newspapers.

0820111102

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: As Dora finds a newer source at the heart of Hitler's government, Hans makes his own plans, and there's a knock at the door.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

A letter of invitation and a visit from 'Scotland Yard'.

0920111103

Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: Ruth learns the truth, too late to save her beloved.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth learns the truth, too late to save her beloved.

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Anna Funder shot to fame when her first book, 'Stasiland', about the secret police in East Germany, won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2004.

Now she has taken a true story and written a gripping novel that reveals what happened to the German Left as the Reich took over in the early nineteen-thirties.

In a story of fear and fortitude, enormous bravery and terrible betrayal, she reveals not only the lengths the Gestapo went to, to drive the socialists out and to pursue them across Europe, but also the sacrifices made by the 退migr退s who wanted to tell the truth about what was happening in their homeland.

Anna Funder was inspired by the true story of her friend, Ruth Blatt, and by those of Dora Fabian, Ernst Toller and Hans Wesemann.

She has woven history into a story of passion for a cause, for the truth and for life.

Today: Ruth remembers the dark days after Dora's death and how she tried to make amends.

Hattie Morahan, Sara Kestelman and Samuel West read All That I Am by Anna Funder.

It was abridged by Sally Marmion

The producer is Di Speirs.

Ruth remembers the dark days after Dora's death and how she tried to make amends.