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Make yourself a cup of tea, grab your well-thumbed copy and join Dr Bethany Gaunt for a discussion of The Boys (reprinted 2022).
The book is available online, both new and second-hand. Please try and read the book before the session, as we would love to hear your thoughts!
About the book:
In August 1945, the first of 732 child survivors of the Holocaust reached Britain. First settled in the Lake District, they formed a tightly knit group of friends whose terrible shared experience is almost beyond imagining. This is their story, which begins in the lost communities of pre-World War II central Europe, moves through ghetto, concentration camp and death march, to liberation, survival, and finally, fifty years later, a deeply moving reunion.
The Book Club is intended as a participatory event, meaning that everyone should have their screen on and should be willing to share their thoughts on the book. Places are limited and we will operate a waiting list; please let us know in advance if you can’t come so we can give place to someone on waiting list. We ask for modest donation of £5 per session to cover our overheads, please select the appropriate ticket option if you are able to support our work. If you are based outside the UK and would like to know what time the event takes place in your local time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany studied English and Italian at Cambridge University, before being awarded AHRC studentships to pursue an MA and PhD on Italian Holocaust poetry at University College London. Alongside her research she worked in academic publishing for Cambridge University Press and Forum for Modern Language Studies, and has over a decade’s experience as a translator specialising in modern Jewish history.