No Place To Lay One's Head [Book Of The Week]

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0120180129

Francoise Frenkel's real life account of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass', is abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams and translated by Stephanie Smee.

The author had a thriving bookshop in Berlin, selling French editions, newspapers and magazines. Society types and celebrities would drop by to browse, buy and socialise. Then 1935 heralded a dark dawn..

Read by Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

012018012920180130 (R4)

Francoise Frenkel's real life account of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass', is abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams and translated by Stephanie Smee.

The author had a thriving bookshop in Berlin, selling French editions, newspapers and magazines. Society types and celebrities would drop by to browse, buy and socialise. Then 1935 heralded a dark dawn..

Read by Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220180130

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'

But after Berlin, Paris offers little sanctuary. Settling in Avignon is temporary too, before she decides to visit her cousins in Vichy. All of them head off for Clermont-Ferrand, but will that really work out?

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

022018013020180131 (R4)

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'

But after Berlin, Paris offers little sanctuary. Settling in Avignon is temporary too, before she decides to visit her cousins in Vichy. All of them head off for Clermont-Ferrand, but will that really work out?

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320180131

Francoise Frenkel's real life story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'

After Berlin, it is a whirl of destinations until she decides to try Avignon, and after that it's on Nice. But this attractive and historic city is full of dangers too. Police, informants, black marketeers..

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

032018013120180201 (R4)

Francoise Frenkel's real life story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'

After Berlin, it is a whirl of destinations until she decides to try Avignon, and after that it's on Nice. But this attractive and historic city is full of dangers too. Police, informants, black marketeers..

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042018020120180202 (R4)

Francoise Frenkel's compelling story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

After Nice, the author will head for Grenoble to meet up with a secret organisation and most crucially a 'smuggler', who will help her cross the border to Switzerland. But it's not as easy as it sounds..

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052018020220180203 (R4)

Francoise Frenkel's real life story of flight from Berlin on the 'night of broken glass'.

An escape attempt with the 'smuggler' goes wrong. The author is apprehended and will face a trial in Saint-Julien. Things look bleak for the future, but again the kindness of strangers will prevail..

Reader Samantha Spiro

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Another escape attempt misfires, and the author is hauled up in court to face charges.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres