The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 01/02/2007
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Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552773805
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A small wonder of a book . . . A particular historical moment, one that cannot be told too often" * Guardian *
"The Holocaust as a subject insists on respect, precludes criticism, prefers silence. One thing is clear: this book will not go gently into any good night" * Observer *
"An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war . . . Raw literary talent at its best" * Irish Independent *
"A book that lingers in the mind for quite some time . . . A subtle, calculatedly simple and ultimately moving story" * The Irish Times *
"Simply written and highly memorable. There are no monstrosities on the page but the true horror is all the more potent for being implicit" * Ireland on Sunday *

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“Pulls At Your Heartstrings.”

This truly is one of those emotional stories which stays with you long after reading it: a story capable of pulling at your heartstrings at the mere thought of the book.

It’s beautifully written, filled with the... More

Paperback edition
7th September 2014
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“The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”

I really wanted to 'love' this book and i had high expectations and that may be why in the end I was a little dissapointed.I thought the character of Bruno was repetitive to the point of annoying in the... More

Paperback edition
26th March 2009
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“No Don't Do It”

An amazing story, based on the innocence of a child, set during the second world war. This had me screaming at the end, "No Don't Do It", but you will have to read it to find out why! Highly memorable.

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20th March 2010
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