Schindler's Ark

Schindler's Ark

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By (author) Thomas Keneally

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  • Publisher: Sceptre
  • Format: Paperback | 720 pages
  • Dimensions: 82mm x 118mm x 22mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 10 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444738739
  • ISBN 13: 9781444738735
  • Sales rank: 90,629

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In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist defied the SS and risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland. His name was Oskar Schindler. Thomas Keneally's unforgettable novel recreates the story of this unlikely angel of mercy, and of the people he saved. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1982, it was subsequently dramatised as the Oscar-winning film Schindler's List. 'Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping' THE TIMES

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Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

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An extraordinary achievement Graham Greene Brilliantly detailed, moving, powerful and gripping' The Times Thomas Keneally has done marvellous justice to a marvellous story The Sunday Times Keneally is a superb storyteller. With Schindler's Ark he has given us his best book yet, a magnificent novel which held me from the first page to the last Alan Sillitoe This remarkable book has the immediacy and the almost unbearable detail of a thousand eye witnesses who forgot nothing' New York Times Book Review