Monday, February 21, 2011

March Book Talks and Events

Tuesday, March 1st – 7:15 PM

KOBERNICK HOUSE

1951 N. Honore Ave.

Sarasota, FL 34235-9130

(941) 377-0781

Saturday March 12th , 10:00 AM

FOUR SEASONS Hotel, Chicago, Il

College of American Pathologists

Monday, March 14th 1:00 PM

MILWAUKEE JEWISH MUSEUM

1380 N. Prospect Ave,

Milwaukee, WI

Tuesday, March 15th, 7:00 PM

Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-1574 ext 225
www.goodmancenter.org

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winston Churchill's Poetic Speeches of World War II

Winston Churchill's Poetic Speeches of World War II

Memphis book talks

Thank you Memphis for your southern hospitality, for your overwhelming acceptance of my novel and for giving me the chance to spread the word that war is not the answer to political disagreements.  The characters in 21 Aldgate have lived through two world wars.  They have done so with humour with dignity and with the resolve to never let it happen again.  Yet, wars continue, and try as we may, we do not appear to be able to stop them. 21 Aldgate is written in their memory, and as tribute to the soldiers who fought and died on the battlefields of the Somme and for the civilians who perished in London from bombs indiscriminately falling out of the skies. 

Patricia Friedberg

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Patricia Friedberg at Davis-Kidd with '21 Aldgate'

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By Rosemary Nelms, nelms@commercialappeal.com

Friedberg.jpgPatricia Friedberg's "21 Aldgate" is a book for the movie-goers who sat in Memphis theaters recently and applauded at the end of "The King's Speech." (I know from my own experience and from friends that there are many of you.)

In writing "21 Aldgate" (Rainbow Books, $27.95),  Friedberg has drawn on her own and her family's experiences in London in the period leading up to and during World War II. The climax of "The King's Speech" is Britain's declaration of war on Germany on Sept. 3, 1939, and that event occurs about three quarters of the way through Friedberg's novel. Like the movie, the book features Winston Churchill in an important subsidiary role.