‘Powerful’ MAGGIE O’FARRELL
‘Devastating’ GARTH GREENWELL
‘Beautiful’ JOJO MOYES
‘Astonishing’ PATRICK GALE
We are offering sets of YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE to reading groups – the brilliant debut novel from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me.
To enter, please get in touch with the named contact below and let us know why your reading group would love copies to read, discuss and review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
South Africa, 1901, the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe.
Johannesburg, 2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he’s not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they ‘make men out of boys’. Guaranteed.
‘Completely gripping and profoundly moving – you care for every character. Each of the very different stories is deeply affecting and they’re woven together in such unexpected and powerful ways. Barr handles the most difficult material with the lightest touch’
‘A gripping, heartbreaking tale of uncomfortable histories and the resilience of love’
‘Brutal, haunting, redemptive and with not an ounce of fat left on it. Beautiful’
‘Epic. Immersive, moving, horrifying and beautiful. You will LOVE it’
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