Thursday, October 21, 2010

Battleground Prussia

On Wednesday night, we held a joint event between Mostly Books and The Abingdon and District Twinning Society. We had been talking for over a year about a possible event, and in the end we were delighted to welcome a local author - Dr Prit Buttar - author of a remarkable new history covering the end of the second world war on the Eastern Front - Battleground Prussia.

There are local authors - and then there is Dr Buttar who works just over the road here in Stert Street!

The Society itself was very quick to write up the event. From our side it was a big success, and Dr Buttar gave a accomplished, compelling and at times harrowing talk, illuminating a part of the war which is often neglected here in the West (at least, as published in the English-language). And although I don't often do this (and it pains me slightly to include the link!) reviewers on A*maz*n who know much more about this part of history than I do are lauding its publication - and we hope the book does well. Naturally we have signed copies here in the shop...

Thanks to Dr Buttar - and also to the Society in what we hope will become a regular event...

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