Anne Sebba’s compelling new book, Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s, investigates the lives of women in this most feminine of cities during years of fear, courage, deprivation, secrets and, finally, renewal and retribution. Her fascinating cast includes Americans, Nazis, writers, painters, journalists, couturiers, spies, collaborators, mothers and mistresses.
In enthralling detail Sebba explores the aftershock of WW2. How did women who survived to see the Liberation of Paris come to terms with their actions and those of others? Although politics lies at its heart, Les Parisiennes is the first in-depth account of the everyday lives of women and young girls in this most feminine of cities.
Ariane Bois is one of France’s leading journalists. She talks about France and her latest novel, the award-winning Le gardien de nos frères, a story of two brave young heroes who fight to save Jewish children in WW2 Paris.
In conversation with Jonathan Fenby, author of The History of Modern France.
In Association with Tel Aviv University
This event took place on Sunday 26th February 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017.
In a last-minute change to the advertised event, Philippe Sands discusses his book East West Street and the images that were significant in its writing.
In association with Index on Censorship.
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From Jewish Book Week 2017.
James P Rubin was a senior media advisor to Hilary Clinton in the latter part of her election campaign. An analyst, consultant and commentator on international affairs and US foreign policy and advisor to both Clintons, he possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of US politics and the world stage. A highly influential broadcaster, writer and journalist, he talks to Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis about his many public roles, past and present, and his global vision for the future.