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George Szirtes at The Holt Bookshop
April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WE STILL HAVE A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THE ABOVE EVENT AT WHICH GEORGE SZIRTES WILL BE TALKING ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK TO JOHN SMART, FORMER HEAD OF ARTS AT GRESHAMS.
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING.
George Szirtes at The Holt Bookshop on Friday, April 26th, at 6.30pm…….
In July 1975, Magda Szirtes, mother of the award winning poet George Szirtes, died in the ambulance on the way to hospital after trying to take her own life. She was 51.
This moving biography recounts her exile in England, her flight with her husband and two young boys from Hungary in 1956, and her time in two concentration camps. It also describes her girlhood as an ambitious photographer and the unknowable fate of her vanished family in Transylvania.