Our ‘A Novel Idea’ Book Club is reading and reviewing ‘Suite Francaise’ by Irene Memirovsky. Suite Francaise is the title of a planned sequence of five novels by Irène Némirovsky, a French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin.
In July 1942, having just completed the first two of the series, Némirovsky was arrested as a Jew and detained at Pithiviers and then Auschwitz, where she was murdered, a victim of the Holocaust.
The notebook containing the two novels was preserved by her daughters but not examined until 1998. They were published in a single volume entitled Suite française in 2004.
Emma Law will be presenting
We always have interesting discussions about the historical setting of each book and its success in TV, Cinema etc. Feel free to join and listen even if you haven’t read the book.
The zoom link will be sent out by Henley on the day.
All are welcome – you do not even need to have read the book! The discussions range far and wide and are not just only about the contents of the book. If you would like to receive the monthly zoom link and join in then please contact Henley by email here