Speaker Series: Caroline Beecham and Esther's Children

Speaker Series: Caroline Beecham and Esther's Children

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Leichhardt Library

23 Norton Street

Leichhardt, NSW 2040


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Speaker Series: Caroline Beecham with Esther's Children

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Join historical fiction writer Caroline Beecham as she discusses her latest novel Esther’s Children, a World War II love story inspired by the extraordinary life of Esther Simpson who helped rescue thousands of academic refugees from death and persecution.

Esther’s Children is a compelling story underpinned by Caroline Beecham’s meticulous research. Although Esther’s Children is a work of fiction, it is inspired by Esther Simpson’s remarkable life. Esther worked for the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, a British organisation that helped rescue thousands of academics and scholars of Jewish ancestry from the Nazis.

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Caroline Beecham is a novelist, writer and producer. She is the author of four books including the bestselling novel Maggie’s Kitchen which was shortlisted for Booktopia’s Best Historical fiction in 2016 and nominated as Book of the Year. Caroline has worked in documentary, film and drama and discovered that she loves to write fiction and to share lesser-known histories.

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