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The Porcelain Maker

Sarah Freethy
In conversation with Rebecca Fletcher

Sunday 21st April
The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

In her debut novel, The Porcelain Maker, local author Sarah Freethy brings readers an unforgettable tale of art, love, loss and betrayal. When Max, a Jewish architect, and Bettina, a beautiful and celebrated German avant-garde artist, meet at a party in 1929 Germany, their attraction is instant. In love with each other and the art they create, their talent transports them to the dazzling lights of Berlin. But Germany is on the brink of terrible change, and their bright beginning is soon dimmed by the rising threat of Nazism.  When Max is sent to a concentration camp, it is only his talent at making the exquisite porcelain figures so beloved by the Nazis that stands between him and certain death. When she learns of his fate, Bettina is determined to rescue him whatever the cost.   Now, a lifetime later, Bettina’s daughter, Clara, sets out to uncover the truth about her identity. As she weaves together the fabric of her past, she discovers the terrible secret her mother wanted hidden forever. Described by the Sunday Times as ‘An absorbing study of love and art’, Sarah will be in conversation with Rebecca Fletcher.

About the author:

Sarah Freethy worked as a producer and script consultant in television before turning her hand to fiction.

About the interviewer:​

Rebecca Fletcher is an experienced literary chair and also resident host at The Yard Hampshire.  As a freelance writer, she has been commissioned to write for a wide range of publications.

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