The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue

The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue

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A deeply intelligent and page-turning novel that explores the difficulties of guilt and forgiveness in an impossible friendship between a Nazi and a Jew

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SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front. After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale. He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed to gamble on the results of the games. However, when Meissner learns from a chance remark that chess is also played by the prisoners he hears of a Jewish watchmaker who is 'unbeatable'. Meissner sets out to discover the truth behind this rumour and what he finds will haunt him to his death...

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SKU GOR006949525
Title The Death's Head Chess Club
Author By (author) John Donoghue
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1782393137
ISBN 13 9781782393139
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front. After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale. He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed to gamble on the results of the games. However, when Meissner learns from a chance remark that chess is also played by the prisoners he hears of a Jewish watchmaker who is 'unbeatable'. Meissner sets out to discover the truth behind this rumour and what he finds will haunt him to his death...
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006949525
Title The Death's Head Chess Club
Author By (author) John Donoghue
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2015
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1782393137
ISBN 13 9781782393139
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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