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Virtual Fundraiser Supports Library with Bestselling Author Event, Mar 9

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ticket sales are now open for Chester County Library System’s much-anticipated, virtual NovelTea event featuring bestselling author Erik Larson on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 PM.

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz is a bestselling work of narrative nonfiction that recounts Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister of Great Britain — the year marked by the Blitz, or Nazi bombing of England. Britain’s top naval official, Churchill, is chosen as prime minister on May 10, 1940, amid widespread discontent with the current leader, Neville Chamberlain. On Churchill’s first day as prime minister, the Nazis invade Holland and Belgium, portending an anguished war on the continent.

Larson uses letters, diaries, archival documents, and other primary sources to reconstruct the day-to-day lives of Churchill, his family, and his inner circle — and, in doing so, shows how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.”

More information and registration for the event are available online.

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm