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BOOK LAUNCH: THE WALL

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April 19, 2013 by IJV

 

Tuesday, April 30th, 6.30 for 7pm (£8)
TWO SIDES OF THE WALL: UNTOLD STORIES FROM ISRAEL/PALESTINE

WILLIAM SUTCLIFFE and JOHN MCCARTHY
in conversation with WILLIAM SIEGHART

 

William Sutcliffe’s just published novel The Wall is a political fable that powerfully evokes the realities of life on the West Bank, telling the story of a Settler child who discovers that there are two sides to every story. It combines the thrill of an adventure story with the universal theme of a lonely teenager’s struggle to break free from his overbearing parents. It is also a fascinating and sensitively handled exploration of the issues surrounding the separation barrier in the Occupied Territories. William is the author of five books including the best-selling, Are You Experienced?

John McCarthy has always been drawn to the mystique of the Middle East. Remarkably, his first-hand experience of its brutal conflicts – he was kidnapped and held hostage in the Lebanon for five years – only strengthened his determination to return and explore its myriad complexities. His most recent book You Can’t Hide the Sun weaves the vivid testimonies of Palestinians who remained in Israel after its formation in 1948 with McCarthy’s own experience of living under constant threat. And in doing so it asks: how can humanity endure in the face of unimaginable oppression, and how can any of us thrive without a place of safety?

William Sieghart is the chairman and founder of Forward Thinking, a conflict resolution NGO that works with the leadership of all sides in the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Tickets can be bought in-store or by contacting bookshop@lutyensrubinstein.co.uk or calling 020 7229 1010.

Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop, 21 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2E

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