Multi award winning writer George Szirtes journeys back from personal memory to deeper history to reconstruct his family's tragedy-darkened past and understand the enigma of his mother's life and death.
Szirtes has made [his mother's] monument. It is a courageous and remarkable achievement. I've read no memoir that moved me more. Miranda Seymour, Financial Times
A truly remarkable book about identity, image and memory. It is fiercely compelling.
Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes.
11.30 – 12.30 Gatehouse School Hall £8