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Cilka’s Journey-An Evening with Heather Morris

Blackwell's is delighted to be hosting an evening with international number one bestselling author Heather Morris. Heather's first novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, has sold over three million copies worldwide, and is loved by readers everywhere. The follow up, Cilka's Journey, focuses on the life of Cilka, whose story was partly told in The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

About the Book
Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle. Innocent, imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival. Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love. Based on what is known of Cilka Klein's time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka's Journey is the breathtaking sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. A powerful testament to the triumph of the human will, this novel will move you to tears, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman's fierce determination to survive, against all odds. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

About the Author
Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale’s story as a screenplay – which ranked high in international competitions – before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

The event will last one hour, followed by the opportunity to have books signed by Heather.
Copies of Cilka's Journey can be preordered at the special discount price of £10 (RRP £14.99). Copies purchased on the night will be full price.

Dates, Times & Prices

Friday 18 October 2019, 7.30pm
Running time: 1 hour, including an audience Q&A, followed by the opportunity to have books signed by Heather.

Tickets: £9 (Unallocated seating by area, ie: Stalls, Grand Circle)
Copies of Cilka's Journey can be preordered at the special discount price of £10 (RRP £14.99). Copies purchased on the night will be full price.