This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Secret Water weekend in various venues in Harwich, with a whole day of activity at Harwich Redoubt.
An extraordinary book; sad but optimistic, that enshrines the human spirit. I was so moved by the way it shows blessed creativity thriving even in the depths of hell. Patrick Gale, author of A Place Called Winter
Testament is a masterfully composed and ambitious novel that really grips its reader – intense, full of hard-researched detail and vivid, original language. It is a remarkable first book that avoids the trap of many Holocaust books by understanding the idea of responsibility beyond the original trauma. George Szirtes, International Man Booker Prize-winning translator of The World Goes On
What a story. What a writer. Beautifully told and crafted Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
A remarkably powerful, moving, assured and beautiful novel heralding the debut of a major writer. I couldn’t be more impressed. Robert Drewe