Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key : Now a major motion picture starring Kirstin Scott Thomas

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Released in 2010 as a major motion picture starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sarah's Key is perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and All the Light We Cannot See.

'A remarkable novel. Like Sophie's Choice, it's a book that impresses itself upon one's heart and soul forever' Naomi Ragen, author of The Saturday Wife

Paris, July 1942. Sarah, a ten year-old Jewish girl, is arrested by the French police in the middle of the night, along with her mother and father. Desperate to protect her younger brother, she locks him in a cupboard and promises to come back for him as soon as she can.

Paris, May 2002. Julia Jarmond, an American journalist, is asked to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup - the infamous day in 1942 when French police rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children, in order to send them to concentration camps.

Sarah's Key is the poignant story of two families, forever linked and haunted by one of the darkest days in France's past. In this emotionally intense, page-turning novel, Tatiana de Rosnay reveals the guilt brought on by long-buried secrets and the damage that the truth can inflict when they finally come unravelled.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 21mm | 208g
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0719524520
  • 9780719524523
  • 11,476

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Sarah's trials are so riveting, her innocence so absorbing, the book is hard to put down Publishers' Weekly
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A gripping story of loss, family secrets and silence * Warwickshire Telegraph * Masterly and compelling, it is not something that readers will quickly forget. Highly recommended * Library Journal * Sarah's trials are so riveting, her innocence so absorbing, the book is hard to put down * Publishers' Weekly *
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About Tatiana De Rosnay

Tatiana de Rosnay is the author of more than ten novels, including the New York Times bestselling novel Sarah's Key, an international sensation with over nine million copies sold in forty-two countries worldwide that has now been made into a major film starring Kirstin Scott Thomas. Tatiana lives with her husband and two children in Paris.
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381,451 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (146,670)
3 16% (59,769)
2 4% (13,633)
1 1% (4,262)

Our customer reviews

I absolutely loved this book. I was looking for some new books, and came across this as I scrolled through the bestsellers list. I could not put it down once i started reading it. It had me from the beginning, right through to the very end. Very sad, but wonderfully more
by Kirby Bissett
sarah's key, shows the strength of a promise and the endurance of brotherly more
by Paraskevi Papadaki
Without a doubt, the best read I had in 2011. It was beautifully more
by Lyndal Gorey
I LOVED IT!!!!! Very sad but fantasticshow more
by Terasa Fabrizio
Great book. I couldn't put it down. What a sad story, makes us realise how lucky we more
by Luda
Such a sad story but a great one. Tells the story of what happened to the Jews during WW II in France...particularly to a little girl called Sarah. Her key burned a hole in my mind long after I put the book down. It is a much better read than the movie!show more
by Maggie Swithenbank
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