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The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

Although classed as fiction, The Librarian of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Dita Kraus (nee Polanchova). It was written by Antonio Iturbe, after extensive interviews with this Auschwitz- Birkenau survivor.  14 year old Dita was sent with her mother and father to the concentration camp in 1943 and rather than being sent to the gas chambers, as would normally have happened there, she was sent to Block 31 - Children’s block of the Family camp. As part…

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a superb book and one cherished by many, including myself, from childhood. I was apprehensive to read it again, but it was assigned to our reading group as part of the BBC ‘100 Novels that Shaped our World’, and I was so glad I did.

The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe is the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, but was written first in 1950 by C. S. Lewis,…

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