Obituary: Anna Wimschneider

Anna Wimschneider, writer and farmer, died Pfarrkirchen Germany 1 January, aged 73. Made famous throughout German- speaking Europe with the publication of her first and only book, at the age of 64, Herbstmilch ('Autumn Milk') - a description of her childhood and youth in rural Germany during the Thirties and Forties. The book sold 1.6 million copies and was made into a film which was a box-office hit. By mid- 1989 it had earned her an estimated pounds 1.5m.

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