Join us on World Book Day to hear Liverpool based writer John Donoghue talk about his thought provoking debut novel ‘The Death's Head Chess Club’. John tells the story of the improbable friendship that arises between a Nazi officer and a Jewish chess player in Auschwitz. There will also be an opportunity to buy a copy of John’s book for £7.99 from independent bookseller, Beyond Books Media. Please book your free place via Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk) or call 01204 332160.
I'm posting this for anyone who may have an interest in World War II era fiction. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I'll admit, it is not something I would normally pick up, but my colleague who is arranging the event told me about the book, and having read it I am very impressed. John Donoghue has finely crafted meticulous research and a superb writing style into a tale of Holocaust horror, hatred, reconciliation and friendship from an unlikely cast of characters. I am personally looking forward to attending and assisting at this event, and meeting and hearing from John about his research and the book.
Jim 'Hawker Hurricane' Robinson Professional Local Historian and Genealogist, RNLI Governor and SWARM Admin and Vice-chair (a.k.a. Tea-Boy)!!