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Book launch: The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner by Juliet Conlin
Thu 23 February 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
Join Juliet Conlin to celebrate the launch of her latest novel 'The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days' at The Edinburgh Bookshop. There will be a Q&A chaired by agent Jenny Brown and plenty of time to ask Juliet questions, mingle and discuss the book over a glass of wine.
Approaching 80, frail and alone, a remarkable man makes the journey from his sheltered home in England to Berlin to meet his granddaughter. He has six days left to live and must relate his life story before he dies...
His life has been rich and full. He has witnessed first-hand the rise of the Nazis, experienced heartrending family tragedy, fought in the German army, been interred in a POW camp in Scotland and faced violent persecution in peacetime Britain. But he has also touched many lives, fallen deeply in love, raised a family and survived triumphantly at the limits of human endurance. He carries within him an astonishing family secret that he must share before he dies...a story that will mean someone else’s salvation.
Welcome to the moving, heart-warming and uncommon life of Alfred Warner.
Juliet Conlin was born in London and grew up in England and Germany. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Durham. She works as a writer and translator and lives with her husband and four children in Berlin. She writes in both English and German. Her debut novel The Fractured Man was published by Cargo in 2013. She is currently working on her third novel, Exile Shanghai, set in a Jewish ghetto in 1940’s China.