BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

It's a fact one cannot even fathom: babies were born in Auschwitz! How many actually survived the brutal, inhumane conditions of a death camp - a place where lives were intended to end, not begin - if they weren't murdered immediately after birth, is literally a handful! The Child of Auschwitz is a historical novel; … Continue reading BOOKS-ON-TOUR – The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

BOOKS ON TOUR – A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman

There are some books for which a 5-star rating just isn't sufficient - A View Across the Rooftops is one of those books! It's not 'just another war book'; not 'just another Holocaust story'. No story about war is ever entirely one of fiction and in that respect, this book too draws heavily on fact, … Continue reading BOOKS ON TOUR – A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman

BOOKS ON TOUR – The Violin Maker’s Daughter by Sharon Maas

With so many stories being set in the traumatic WWII era, all based on fact - whether the author chooses to rely heavily or loosely on these facts depending on each individual book - The Violin Maker's Daughter has many unique qualities. Sharon Maas has chosen to begin her book in the Alsace region of … Continue reading BOOKS ON TOUR – The Violin Maker’s Daughter by Sharon Maas

BOOK REVIEW – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

With the abundance of Holocaust literature that floods the market today, one can be forgiven to feeling slightly de-sensitised to the horrors that are presented to us in each offering. But every now and then a piece of work comes along to shake us up out of our sensory overload. A book that reminds us … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

BOOK REVIEW – The Liberation by Kate Furnivall

Kate Furnivall is known for her sweeping, epic novels and The Liberation will not disappoint those who’ve loved her previous books. Set in a post WWII Italy that is struggling to find itself and regain some of its former glory, Furnivall artfully depicts what it must have been like to live in a post-war era. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – The Liberation by Kate Furnivall