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The Tattooist of Auschwitz
(UK: Zaffre, @BonnierZaffre, 2018; USA: Harper Paperbacks, @HarperCollins, 2018
In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival – scratching numbers into his fellow victims’ arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust … Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale – a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer – it was love at first sight. He was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.
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Graeme Simsion, Author | Author website: Graeme Simsion
Graeme says: ‘Extraordinary – moving, confronting and uplifting … I recommend it unreservedly’
Graeme is a writer of screenplays, short stories, novels and a couple of short plays; an occasional producer of films – primarily those for which he was screenwriter; formerly an IT specialist (data modelling) and founder of a business and IT consultancy; co-founder of two other businesses: Roy’s Antiques and Pinot Now; husband of Professor Anne Buist, psychiatrist and novelist, and father of two. He lives in Fitzroy (Melbourne), Australia. His bestselling novel The Rosie Project (2014: Amazon UK | USA), the first in a trilogy, is being made into a film slated to be directed by Ben Taylor with Ryan Reynolds likely to star.