Maria’s Book Club title for March – The Blitz
March 9, 2015

Photograph of Maria Van de Vorst

Hello, I’m Maria van de Vorst and I’m the Programme Manager for Living Paintings’ Touch to See Book Clubs.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death borrow The Blitz. This book club title contains two paintings which were created during World War 2 – a period of time which is still very much alive in the memory of many people.  The works of art in this book are Totes Meer by Paul Nash and Bedford Circus after the Blitz by A.C. Bown, both of which depict very vivid images of the destruction brought about by war.

Winston Churchill tactile image

This pack gives lots of scope for discussion and additional activities –personal recollections of the blitz, stories of evacuation, war poetry and so many classic war-time songs!  So why not dig out your Vera Lynn albums and order this new book for your club or group, and please do let me know what you think of it and if you have any ideas for further books.

If you want to borrow this book visit our online library.

I can help in all aspects of setting up a Touch to See Book Club.  If this inspires you and you would  like to find out more  please give me a call in 01635 299771 or email me:

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