Beatrice and Virgil, Paperback Book
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This is the story of a donkey named Beatrice and a monkey named Virgil. It is also the story of an extraordinary journey undertaken by a man named Henry.

It begins with a mysterious parcel, and it ends in a place that will make you think again about one of the most significant events of the twentieth century.

Once you have finished reading it, it is impossible to forget.


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I thought this was a remarkable book. While not as gripping or perhaps quite as well-constructed as Life of Pi, which remains one of the most engaging and original books I've read, it was clever both in style and content and interesting in the point it tackles - that of how the Holocaust is represented (or not) in cultural media, especially in comparison to other historical events.