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Connections Lilian Francis

Connections

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In 1875, when Josef Kassmann decides to build a luxury hotel in a mountain village fifty miles outside Vienna to give his family a better life, he does not realise what trials and tribulations will ensue.Connections follows the story of a JewishMoreIn 1875, when Josef Kassmann decides to build a luxury hotel in a mountain village fifty miles outside Vienna to give his family a better life, he does not realise what trials and tribulations will ensue.Connections follows the story of a Jewish family from the late 1800’s up until 1975 - through days of good fortune and success, when the music of Johann Strauss and Franz Lehar provide a light-hearted backdrop, to the dark days of both world wars and the threat of Nazi anti-semitism. At times, the family struggle to maintain their loyalty to each other and trust in their closest friends.In 1975, Max Kassmann, the last family member to have known the hotel in its heyday, feels he is nearing the end of his days. After nearly four decades of exile, he dreams of returning just once more to his beloved Austria. He asks his granddaughter Anna to go on a journey that fills her with both dread and excitement. Can she possibly fulfil the old mans impossible dreams?Connections was the first novel by author Lilian Francis.