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The Thomas Keneally Collection

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529353709

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 20th August 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

A powerful collection of three seminal works by Booker prize-winning author Thomas Keneally.

SCHINDLER’S ARK, THE BOOK BEHIND OSCAR-WINNING FILM “SCHINDLER’S LIST”: In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy-drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy.

SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, THE TRUE STORY BEHIND SCHINDLER’S ARK: In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he’d been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler.

A FAMILY MADNESS: Inspired by a true incident, this powerful and disturbing novel focuses on Rudi Kabbel, a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belorussia, and Terry Delaney, a young Australian rugby player who falls in love with Kabbel’s daughter. With the optimism and innocence of those unscathed by war, Delaney gropes to understand Kabbel’s outlook on life and all too slowly grasps its implications.


PRAISE FOR SCHINDLER'S ARK: 'A magnificent book, powerful, harrowing and beautifully written.'
Sunday Express
Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping
The Times
This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eyewitnesses who forgot nothing.
New York Times Book Review
PRAISE FOR SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER: 'Had I read SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER before making the film, I may have made it an hour longer. I owe you so much. The world owes you more.'
Steven Spielberg
Keneally is incapable of writing a dull book. This memoir, listed as his 38th publication, is no exception.
Sydney Morning Herald
A fascinating absorbing book, replete with anecdote and a quality of writing that continues to mark Keneally out as one of our finest living authors.
PRAISE FOR A FAMILY MADNESS: 'A dark and thrilling novel.'
A brilliant book.
Subtle and gripping.
The Sunday Times