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Thu, Oct 12


Jackie's Flat

Book Club - October

This month we'll be discussing The Paris Library – Janet Skeslien Charles

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Book Club - October
Book Club - October

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2023, 8:00 PM

Jackie's Flat, Surbiton KT5 8PX, UK


About the Event

All members welcome!

This month we will be meeting at Jackie's flat. The address will be shared in the RSVP confirmation and meeting reminder.

This month we will be discussing The Paris Library – Janet Skeslien Charles

Odile Souchet is obsessed with books, and working at The  American Library in Paris for the formidable Director Dorothy Reeder is all  she has ever dreamed of. The Library and its thriving community of students,  writers, diplomats and book lovers provide her with a safe haven. When war is   declared, the Library is determined to remain open. But then the Nazis invade Paris, and everything changes. The Nazi 'Library Protector' changes the rules  overnight, declaring a war on words and making the librarians risk their   lives to do their jobs.

Under the courageous guidance of Miss Reeder, Odile and  her fellow librarians defy the authorities to make sure all their   subscribers, even those deemed no longer desirable, get access to books and   remain part of their community, whatever the cost.

Choices as black and white as the words on a page become a   murky shade of grey - choices that will put many of the wrong side of   history, and the consequences of which will echo for decades to come.

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