I’ve been thinking about books recently, after reading the Librarian of Auschwitz. It’s an incredible story about the courage of a young girl, Dita Kraus, and her resolve to manage what was the world’s smallest library. Books shape us. They are time machines, as Dita says in the novel. We may remember books from our [...]


I’ve been reading The Librarian of Auschwitz and came across this thought-provoking extract. The protagonist, Dita Kraus, is told that if she is to become the Librarian, she will have to be very brave: "Brave people are not the ones who aren’t afraid. Those are reckless people who ignore the risk; they put themselves and [...]