Line Holm, nee Nielsen, is another key character in my novel IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION.
She appears late in the book and in time to unhinge the dynamics of the trio once again.
A cousin of Zacharias from Copenhagen and a tough and judgemental woman she is less of an idealist in her political convictions.
Beautiful and strong headed she has a different agenda and has her own perspective on the wars and politics in Europe.
Trophy wife to a famous lawyer in Denmark and accustomed to a life of prestige and privilege, her arrival in Finland marks the most radical transformation and represents a huge challenge.
How will she fit into the group dynamics? What is her story and agenda? Will she be a good or a bad influence? Will she change for better or for worse?
Although Line may come off as bad character at times, I feel for her and love her resourcefulness and determination.
Whether she can redeem herself will remain to be seen.
As writer, I enjoyed her very much, though.
In a film version Kristin Scott Thomas could be a good choice.
In 1918 young Zacharias Nielsen boards a ship in Copenhagen to join the Red Guards in the Finnish Civil War.Encouraged by an idolised teacher with communist leanings, he follows the call for help from his Nordic Comrades, despite his privileged background.
His best friend, Ansgar, has opposing political ideals to Zacharias but, for his own personal reasons, finds himself soon stuck in the Scandinavian North with Zacharias and Raisa, a Finnish nurse who helps them in their new life.
Through the years that follow the brotherly war the trio see the political landscape in Finland and Europe change as Communists and Fascists try to make their mark and attempt to change the world order.
Our heroes must find their own personal and ideological place in these turbulent times as friendship, honour, idealism and love triangles bring out some personal truths.
The book spans almost thirty years of history and the various Finnish conflicts: Civil War, Winter War, Continuation War and the Lapland War. Watch the political and personal self discovery of characters in search of their own revolution.
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small hamlet, not far from Bath. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.
Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and The Black Eagle Inn in October 2013. “Time To Let Go” , his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions” in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.