The author who turned her own family's dramatic wartime escape into the plot of her latest novel

Video report by Sarah Rogers.

This week was Holocaust Memorial Week - as we know a time to reflect on one of the darkest periods in history.

But now a story from that time with a happy ending.

It began with a chance meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna just before the start of World War Two.

It ended with one Jewish family escaping to find a new life here in the North West - and it's now inspired a new novel.