Join Kate Thompson and Janet Skelian Charles who will be discussing their novels , The Little Wartime Library and The Paris Library, both set in wartime, discuss the role of libraries, librarians and the power, solace and sanctuary reading offered in times of conflict.
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A Little Wartime Library – Contrary to popular belief, during the Second World War, not all shelterers slept in an amorphous huddle on a dirty Underground platform. The history of World War Two is full of surprises, mostly tales of unspeakable deprivation, sacrifice and bloodshed, but just occasionally, magic.
The Little Wartime Library – ISBN: 978-1529348743
Connect with Kate: katethompsonmedia.co.uk
The Paris Library – Based on the true Second World War story of the heroic librarians in Paris, this is an unforgettable novel of romance, friendship, family, and of heroism found in the quietest of places. In Occupied Paris, choices as black and white as the words on a page become a murky shade of grey.
The Paris Library – ISBN: 978-1529335460
Connect with Janet: jskesliencharles.com
Barking and Dagenham Libraries and Pen to Print are proud to host our eleventh annual Literary Festival which takes place between Monday 5 September and Friday 23 September.
We are delighted to showcase our events both online and in-person. This is a wonderful festival which provides a great opportunity to meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading through a wide range of events.
We are really pleased to say that all events do remain FREE. We do this through the generosity of The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Arts Council England.
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