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Vive la Résistance!

Caroline Moorhead, Fergus Butler-Gallie, Anne Sebba

Jewish Book Week 2020

Tue 3 Mar
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Vive la Résistance!

Caroline Moorhead, Fergus Butler-Gallie, Anne Sebba

Jewish Book Week 2020

Anne Sebba chair
Caroline Moorhead speaker
Fergus Butler-Gallie speaker

Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. What drives people to such extraordinary courage?

Fergus Butler-Gallie explores the lives of fifteen clergymen and women who fought fascism through acts of inventive heroism; whoever said that Christians had to be meek and mild hadn’t met Father Kir – parish priest, French resistance hero and inventor of Kir Royale.

Caroline Moorhead tells the story of four courageous women – Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca – who helped form the Italian Resistance to Mussolini and the Nazis. They were not alone; thousands of people throughout occupied Italy rose up and fought to liberate their country. Ada’s house deep in the mountains became a meeting place and refuge for many of them as they brought about the death rattle of Mussolini’s two decades of Fascist rule with its greed, corruption and antisemitism.

Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, radio presenter and former Reuters’ foreign correspondent. She has written nine critically acclaimed books, most recently Les Parisiennes.


The Rev Fergus Butler-Gallie is Assistant Curate at Liverpool Parish Church. Priests de la Resistance! is his second book.

Caroline Moorehead is the biographer of Bertrand Russell, Freya Stark, Iris Origo and Martha Gellhorn. A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism is her latest book.

Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, radio presenter and former Reuters’ foreign correspondent. She has written nine critically acclaimed books, most recently Les Parisiennes.

In association with the CCJ 

Date & start time:Tue 3 Mar – 7pm
Venue:Hall Two

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