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The Book Club Review

Jul 20, 2019

It’s a slight volume, but packs a powerful punch. Each of its short essays was smuggled out of the prison where Altan serves – and continues to serve – a life sentence.

The book has been championed by author, international human rights lawyer and general real-life Mark Darcy figure Philippe Sands, while writer A. L. Kennedy said ‘Read this – it will explain why you ever read anything, why anyone ever writes.’ But what did Kate’s book club make of it?

Listen in to find out. Plus our usual range of recommendations for your next book club read.

Books mentioned on this episode:

  • A Strangeness in my Mind by Orhan Pamuk
  • A Day in the Life of Yvan Denisovich by Alexander Solyenitzhn
  • The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
  • Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières

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