Ruth grew up on the Isle of Wight and she’ll be chatting with Paul Armfield about her debut novel While Paris Slept, which has sold in 21 countries, as well as sharing insights into her writing process. It will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a book signing.
A Woman & Home Best Books of 2021, While Paris Slept is a heartbreaking piece of WW2 historical fiction.
Santa Cruz, 1953. Jean-Luc is a man on the run from his past. The scar on his face is a small price to pay for surviving the horrors of Nazi occupation in France. Now, he has a new life in California, a family. He never expected the past to come knocking on his door.
Paris, 1944. A young Jewish woman’s past is torn apart in a heartbeat. Herded onto a train bound for Auschwitz, in an act of desperation she entrusts her most precious possession to a stranger. All she has left now is hope.
On a darkened platform, 2 destinies become intertwined, and the choices each person makes will change the future in ways neither could have imagined.
Interested in the inner workings of our minds, Ruth Druart studied psychology at Leicester University before moving to Paris in her early 20s and pursuing a career in international education. Fascinated by the number of plaques across the city about resistance fighters killed and Jewish families deported under occupation, she felt inspired to tell their story.
‘In Conversation with Ruth Druart’ is being held on Friday 28th January between 19:00-21:00. Tickets cost £3, which is refundable on purchase of the book at the event. Book your ticket in advance (due to limited capacity) by calling the Medina Bookshop on 01983 300044 or popping into the bookshop.
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