Monday, November 14, 2016

A British mystery author's work with Holocaust survivors.

Charity Blackstock.
Photo by Mark Gerson
The Neglected Books blog highlights The Children (1966) by mystery writer Charity Blackstock (pseudonym of Ursula Torday, 1912–97; 1959 Edgar nominee for The Woman in the Woods). The Children are those traumatized by the Holocaust who came for a holiday in England, sponsored by a group headed by Torday (a Gentile). The New York Times called it a "moving and remarkable memoir."


sharan newman said...

This was for survivors, right, not kindertransport children? Sounds fascinating.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Yes, Holocaust survivors. On the Neglected Books blog, the book is discussed; the link on "The Children" is to the Kirkus review of the book.