Launch: The Girl from the Channel Islands by Jenny Lecoat


New York Times bestseller Jenny Lecoat reads from her novel The Girl from the Channel Islands, based on a true story of love and survival

About this event:

Jenny Lecoat is a former stand-up comic, presenter, actor and feature writer for newspapers and magazines. Her first novel, The Girl From The Channel Islands, is re-published in the UK this summer following international success – it made both the New York Times and Der Spiegel bestseller lists in 2021, and is published in 13 territories.

The Girl From The Channel Islands is based on the true story of Hedy Bercu, a young Jewish girl who fled to Jersey from Vienna to escape the Nazis, only to find herself once more trapped when the Germans invaded in 1940. The story of her struggle to survive the five year Occupation, involving a relationship with a German officer and eighteen months hidden away in the home of local woman Dorothea Le Brocq, is an extraordinary tale of terror, courage and forbidden love.

Join us at Kemptown Bookshop for an evening with Jenny where she will read from the book and talk about the inspiration for the novel – she was born on Jersey just 15 years after the end of the Second World War and comes from a family which was heavily involved in resistance activity.

Signed copies will also be available for purchase.


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Wednesday 13 Jul 2022
Kemptown Bookshop, Brighton, BN2 1EE. United Kingdom