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Anne Sebba - Lunch with the Author

Monday 16 October - 12pm for 12.30pm  SOLD OUT
                                   2pm talk in the marquee 

Lunch with the Author 

Les Parisiennes – How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s

The defeat of France and the German occupation that followed was a dark time in Paris, especially for women. There were stark choices to be made, life or death decisions between collaboration and resistance. Coco Chanel retreated to the Ritz with a German lover, the novelist Irene Nèmirovsky converted to Catholicism but died in Auschwitz, and the young Odette Fabius left a loveless marriage to work for the Resistance. Anne Sebba gives a voice to Les Parisiennes during these 'annees noires' whose story did not end with liberation. Their experiences, and the failure of many to adjust to the post-war world, make a moving and remarkable story.

“...how do people make choices in war? Collaborate, resist, do the right thing at great personal risk-or just survive?" Antonia Byatt, The Times Books of the Year

Lunch Menu
~Pan-fried Melksham Farm chicken supreme wrapped in smoked pancetta in a rich wine and shallot jus, served with roasted baby carrots, parsnips and honey glazed beets and creamy potato and leek gratin dauphinois or

~Slow roasted red pepper, heritage tomato, caramelised red onion and Somerset Brie tart (Vegetarian) option

~Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake, seasonal fruit compot

Please be sure to specify at the point of purchase if you want to choose a vegetarian option and/or any dietary requirements.

Doors open at 12 noon for 12.30pm lunch in The Undercroft at The Bishop’s Palace. 

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Photo credit Serena Bolton

This event is kindly support by Westholme Publishing 
Bishop’s Palace