A story of love and
When young Clara Simon suddenly quit her steady job in
Ernest Maxwell Abbott’s law firm over his increasingly shabby treatment of
Jewish clients, she soon realized the seriousness of her actions. Giving up any
job in struggling, post-WWI London meant taking a chance.
Clara knew her family at 21 Aldgate would not be supportive.
With that in mind she did the only thing a Londoner could do: She looked for a
quiet place to have a cup of tea and think over her hasty decision. A
coincidental meeting with a former Abbott employee resulted in the suggestion
of a job offer in Chelsea.
Clara, reluctant to consider venturing into affluent
Chelsea, finally agreed to meet with the important French artist, Paul Maze,
who needed an assistant to help write his memoir of his work as a field artist
during WWI. Her experiences in his employ left her profoundly changed by the
ghosts of war, the Nazis—and Paul Maze.
Based on true-life characters and events, 21 Aldgate is a story about a place in
time that no longer exists—except in rapidly fading memories. Download and start listening now!