Anne Sebba

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No Place to Lay One's Head


Pushkin Press 299pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

This is a most restrained memoir about a most painful subject: the cruelty of Nazi Germany in hunting down Jews and sending them to their deaths in the camps. Just when it seems there is nothing else to be said on this subject, here is a book of compelling freshness. It was written more than seventy years ago and had been forgotten until a copy of the first edition, published in 1945, turned up in a charity jumble sale only recently.

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