Global Book Club Plymouth Meeting: Berlin Roots

Close-up of the Reichstag building, seat of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), Berlin, Germany (Getty Images)

  • Room 002, Babbage Building, University of Plymouth (This room has disabled access - if the ground floor door is locked, please ring 01752 588400.)

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Global Book Club Plymouth has chosen three books which give a varied insight into Germany's past - a personal history told through the story of one house, a classical novel set in Nazi Berlin and a lightning tour of German history.

You are invited to read one or all three of the following, then come and join the discussion.

  • The House by the Lake by Thomas Harding - 20th century Germany, through the lives of the families who lived in a summer house near Berlin.
  • Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada - a classic novel of life under an oppressive regime.
  • The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes - 2,000 years in 240 pages: a bestseller in the UK and Germany.

The event is free to attend and is open to all - no booking required.

Email Sue Kay ( or call DDE on 01392 438811 for enquiries.

An initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is supported by the University of Plymouth.

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